Hitler appoints Rendulic to take command of Army Group North
1st Byelorussian Front encircles Warsaw, captures Radom, and pushes toward Lodz. Hitler relieves Luttwitz of command of 9th Army
Elements of 1st Belorussian Front capture
Radom, an important industrial and communications center and an important position in the German defenses in Poland, while to the north other elements have encircled Warsaw and are fighting their way through the city. Most of the defending German troops have escaped to the west however.
1st Ukrainian Front attacks around Kielce and reaches Czestochowa. Hitler relieves Harpe and appoints Schorner to take command of Army Group A. Soviet troops liberated
concentration camps at Czestochowa (800 prisoners) and Lodz (870 prisoners) in Poland.
Troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front, to the south, are making even better progress and have reached Czestochowa, about 15 miles from Silesia, in Germany. In the last three days , Soviet forces have advance up to 37 miles and created a breach of the German defense about 74 miles long.
2nd Ukrainian Front remains heavily engaged in Pest( Collapse ) ПрозаседавшиеHome front
: …Went to a Workers’ Education Association
lecture at Queen’s School this evening, and as I was walking
along South Brink heard several heavy explosions to the South, ‘divers’ I should think. This was about 7 o’clock.
The lecture was not very good – early art. The lecturer, a Cambridge girl, was rather weak, and seemed nervous, which made her lisp a bit. Sat thinking about museums – are we not in very much the same position as the monasteries?
Centres of art and culture, doing no practical good, housing people who might well be made to do something more useful – sweep the streets, cart manure, etc. Is not the time approaching for our “Dissolution”?