SS Oberführer (senior colonel) Ferdinand von
Sammern-Frankenegg was the commander of the Warsaw area beginning in 1941, and was
in charge of the Aktzia of January 18, 1943,
and the first offensive in the Warsaw
Ghetto on April 19, 1943. He was replaced by Jurgen Stroop following
the unsuccessful morning offensive.
Sammern-Frankenegg was court-martialed on April 24,
1943, and found guilty of defending Jews. After the trial, he was transferred
to Croatia and was killin a partisan ambush near the city of Klasznic
on September 20, 1943.