... and returned to the ghetto, equipped with arms and ammunition. Time and again Polish bandits found refuge
in the ghetto and remained there undisturbed, since we had no forces at our disposal to comb out this maze.
Whereas it had been possible during the first days to catch considerable numbers of Jews, who are cowards
by nature, it became more and more difficult during the second half of the action to capture the bandits and Jews.
Over and over again new battle groups consisting of 20 to 30 or more Jewish fellows, 18 to 25 years of age,
accompanied by a corresponding number of women kindled new resistance. These battle groups were
under orders to put up armed resistance to the last and if necessary to escape arrest by committing suicide.
One such battle group succeeded in mounting a truck by ascending from a sewer in the so-called Prosta, and
in escaping with it (about 30 to 35 bandits). One bandit who had arrived with this truck exploded 2 hand grenades,
which was the agreed signal for the bandits waiting in the sewer to climb out of it. The bandits and Jews-there
were Polish bandits among these gangs armed with carbines, small arms, and in one case a light machine gun,
mounted the truck and drove away in an unknown direction. The last member of this gang, who was on guard
in the sewer and was detailed to close the lid of the sewer hole, was captured. It was he who gave the above
information. The search for the truck was unfortunately without result.
During this armed resistance the women belonging to the battle groups were equipped the same as the men;
some were members of the Chaluzim movement. Not infrequently, these women fired pistols with both hands.
It happened time and again that these women had pistols or hand grenades (Polish "pineapple" hand grenades)
concealed in their bloomers up to the last moment to use against the men of the Waffen-SS, Police, or