At Stalingrad, heavy enemy attacks backed by massed artillery and rocket launchers (referred to by the Germans as Stalin Organs) penetrated the Tsaritsa perimeter to the west of the railway. Defenders in the area ran out of ammunition. The Sixth Army headquarters was located at the Univermag department store in central Stalingrad. The army stopped food rations for all wounded soldiers. The Luftwaffe airdropped 83.1 tons of supplies into the encirclement. (Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943)
On January 28, 1948 (some sources give the date as January 24,) Polish authorities hanged Erich Muhsfeldt for crimes against humanity committed during his service at Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps. He began his service on July 15, 1940 at Auschwitz I. On November 15, 1941 Muhsfeldt was transferred to Majdanek Concentration Camp, where he assumed the role of the chief of the crematorium. He returned to Auschwitz in May 1944 for duty as the supervising officer of the Jewish Sonderkommando in Crematorium II and III at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. After a brief stint at the front, but in early Apr 1945 he was assigned to Flossenbürg concentration camp.