Operation Cottbus (iii)

(German town)

This was a German operation by SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Curt von Gottberg’s Kampfgruppe ‘von Gottberg’, comprising SS police units, against ‘partisans’ and other ‘undesirable elements’ operating in the Minsk area of Belorussia in the German-occupied western USSR (22 June/3 July 1943).