In 1943, the Nazis had removed the inmates of the Warsaw concentration camps to an extermination site. Nearly 400 of the prisoners, mostly Jews of various nationalities, had been kept behind to destroy evidence of Nazi atrocities and would suffer the same fate as their comrades when their task was done.
The camp, known as "Goose Farm", was not on the Home Army's list of goals to capture, on account of its heavy fortifications. However, Zoska Battalion was composed of members of the Polish scouting program, and like true boy scouts the soldiers wanted to help their fellow man in his dire need. Having obtained approval for the mission, a group of volunteers attacked the camp on August 5th with the aid of two captured German tanks. The German guards were killed and the prisoners liberated with few losses to "Zoska". The Jews then organized themselves into a battalion, placed it under Zoskas' command, and were killed fighting in the uprising, almost to a man.