Warsaw, Sunday, September 7, 1944 Today Wehrmacht Major General Günther Rohr (right) ... ... takes over the newly created post of "Commander of the Southern Sector of Warsaw" - with which the operations against the Powisle, Śródmieście and Mokotów districts also belong to his area of command. General Rohr asked his commander, SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach-Zelewski ... (who only called himself "von Bach" at the time - the second, Polish, part of his surname would only be used again after the war!). .. ... as a prerequisite for taking command, the immediate removal of the marauding, murdering and raping RONA-Soldateska from his command area. His request will be granted immediately! On the same day, the almost 5,000 surviving RONA's ... ... transported from Warsaw and stationed in a barrack camp in the surrounding area. It had already been decided beforehand to dissolve the RONA as an association and integrate it into the "ROA", the "Russkaja oswoboditel'naja armija" of Lieutenant General Andrei Andreevich Wlassow ... ... which also fights on the German side and is usually only called the "Vlasov Army" after its commander. When Wlassow inspects the reinforcements promised to him for his army - namely the RONA's ... ... he gets a massive fit of anger and yells at the German liaison officer: "So that's what you give me: bandits, robbers and thieves! You give me what you no longer need yourself!" Vlasov almost got violent! Except for the - somewhat more capable - Major Kostyenko ... ...Wlassow fires immediately all RONA-Officers... ... and divides the RONA "soldiers" into small groups in his "ROA". The RONA killers have thus played their role in Warsaw! What is happening in Warsaw today is what the leadership of "Armia Kraiowa" feared yesterday: the German tanks ... ... roll over the Polish resistance in Powisle - and in the afternoon the part of the city belongs to them! Anyone who cannot break away from the Polish fighters in time and flee via the only free road to Śródmieście, dies! At the same time, the Germans are stepping up their attacks on Śródmieście itself - there is intense fighting, especially in Jerusalem-Alley ... ... where the Polish can maintain their positions with their last efforts. The German tactic of splitting the district into a northern and a southern part and then finishing off the Polish groups, one after the other, is all too clear. Jerusalem-Alley is the decisive position for this. But the Polish can still stand there! At the same time, Major General Koch has the Mokotów district south of Śródmieście under heavy fire ... ... on the other than the already existing 60 centimeter mortar ... ... now also three brought 42 centimeter stifire guns participate ...: In addition, the Germans are now attacking Mokotów with ground troops! Their destination is the ruins of the "Magnet" battery factory on Stępińska Street ...: Although the Germans manage to break into the largely destroyed building several times, the defenders of the "Bazsta" battalion ... ... pushed back again and again. At the end of the day, the "magnet" factory will remain in the hands of the Polish defenders - but for how much longer? Meanwhile, the situation of civilians in Śródmieście is getting worse and worse because of the constant fire and fighting! This is also the case in other parts of Warsaw. The civilian leadership of the Polish underground decided to start negotiations with the Germans. Objective: The non-combatants should be able to leave the city during an agreed fire break. A delegation from the Polish Red Cross is sent to SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach - and what hardly anyone expected: The SS leader agrees! He agrees to allow the elderly, women, children and the sick to leave Warsaw. The campaign is scheduled to begin on September 8th and end on September 14th. During the evacuations, shooting should not take place on either side at certain times. Finally, the headquarters of the "Armia Kraiowa" agrees to the evacuation - but urgently warns his compatriots against placing too much trust in promises made by German commanders.