Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sep

18

1943

Assassination on the streets of Warsaw

German troops on the streets of Warsaw had been a fact of life for the past four years.

We ran quickly down the stairway and sheltered in the tunnel under the viaduct, ahead of the crowd. What we intended to do would take us only a few seconds, but every one of them counted. We knew we had to disarm the sergeant before the other three Germans descended the stairway. We barely had time enough to take our guns out of our pockets before the sergeant appeared, with a crowd of people behind him. When he was about two meters from us we faced him and said, “Arms up quickly, or we will shoot.”