Operation Hamburg (ii)

(German city)

This was a German operation against Soviet so-called ‘partisans’ 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 Waffen-SS Curt von Gottberg against so-called partisans (largely Jews and other ‘undesirables’) in the Belorussian region of the German-occupied western USSR (10/16 December 1942).

The operation targeted the area of Nowogródek, Wolkowysk and Baranovichi, resulting in the deaths of 5,874 persons and the destruction of the ghetto of Slonim.