Operation Fritz (ii)

(German name)

This was a German operation in the Belorussia region of the German-occupied western USSR by a combined force of Sicherheitsdienst personnel, police and SS troops of the Kampfgruppe ‘von Gottberg’ under the command of SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Curt von Gottberg against so-called partisans (largely Jews and other ‘undesirables’) (24 September/10 October 1943).

The operation targeted the area of Glebokie, and was also directed against Vladimir Rodionov’s Russian collaborator unit which had defected on 18 August after ‘Cottbus’ (iii).