Operation Entrümpelung

clearance

This was the German evacuation of part of the Demyansk semi-pocket (1 February 1943).

After the extrication of most of the forces commanded in the original Demyansk pocket by Generalleutnant Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, fighting continued in this area until 1 March 1943, when Soviets forces finally retook Demyansk at the end of the 'Demyansk Offensive Operation' (otherwise 'Polarnaya Zvezda').