Operation Lenz-Süd

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'Lenz-Süd' was a German operation in the Belorussia region of the German-occupied western USSR against so-called partisans (largely Jews and other 'undesirables') (30 March/7 April 1943).

Undertaken 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, the operation targeted the area of Borisov, Sloboda and Smolevichi.