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From: klewis@veritas.nizkor.org (Ken Lewis)
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Subject: The Einsatzgruppen - The Directives
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 21:12:41 GMT
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	"There were a number of briefings about the aims and activities of
the Einsatzgruppen in the Nazi-occupied territories of the Soviet Union. The
first took place in Pretsch, and it was conducted by Bruno Streckenbach,
Chief of Department One of the RSHA. Streckenbach acted as spokesmen for
Himmler and Heydrich in explaining the Fuhrer's order concerning the murder
of the Jews.
	The meeting is described in Ohlendorf's testimony at the
Einsatzgruppen Trial No. 9 at Nuremberg. (6) It is also mentioned in the
affidavit by Dr. Walter Blume, who headed SK 7a: 'During June, Heydrich,
Chief of the Security Police and the SD, and Steckenbach, head of Office I
of the Reich Security Main Office [RSHA], lectured on the duties of the
Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos. At this time we were already being
instructed about the tasks of exterminating the Jews. It was stated that
Eastern Jewry was the intellectual reservoir of Bolshevism and, therefore,
in the Fuhrer's opinion, must be exterminated. This speech was given before
a small, select audience. Although I cannot remember the individuals
present, I assume that many of the Einsatzgruppe and Sonderkommando chiefs
were present.' (7)
	Another briefing was given by Heydrich at a meeting of the leaders
of the Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos which took place on June 17.
There again the Fuhrer's orders concerning the murder of the Jews was
discussed, as stated by Standartenfuhrer Dr. Walter Blume: ' I heard another
speech by Heydrich in the Prinz Albrecht Palace in Berlin, in the course of
which he again emphasized these points.' (8) Erwin Schulz, head of EK-5,
testified at the Nuremberg Trials that 'Some time during the first ten days
of June 1941, the chiefs were called to the RSHA in the Prinz Albrecht
Palace to hear a speech by Heydrich in which he outlined the policy to be
adopted, giving us some guidelines concerning the fulfillments of the tasks
imposed upon the Einsatzgruppen.' " (9)

(7) NMT, vol. IV, p. 140
(8) NMT, vol. IV, p. 140
(9) NMT, vol. IV, p. 136


Work Cited:

The Einsatzgruppen Reports. ed. Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski, Shmuel
Spector. New York: Holocaust Library. 1989. pp. vii - viii
	


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From: klewis@veritas.nizkor.org (Ken Lewis)
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Subject: The Einsatzgruppen - The Directives Part 2
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 23:29:18 GMT
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	"At the third meeting, which probably took place shortly before June
22, high-level SS and Police chiefs met in the office of the Chief of Order
Police, General Kurt Daluege. As Heydrich was unable to attend, he sent them
a memorandum dated July 2, 1941 (dated after the invasion of the Soviet
Union), specifying who was to be eliminated:

Executions
All the following are to be executed:

Officials of the Commintern (together with professional Communist
politicians in general);

Top- and medium-level officials and radical lower-level officials of the
Party. Central committee and district and sub-district committees;

Peoples commissars;
Jews in Party and State employment, and other radical elements (saboteurs,
propagandists, snipers, assassins, inciters, etc.) insofar as they are, of
special importance for the further economic reconstruction of the Occupied
Territories ... (10)

More details are contained in Report No. 111 dated October 12, 1941: 'The
principal targets of execution by the Einsatzkommandos will be: political
functionaries, ...Jews mistakenly released from POW camps, ...Jewish sadists
and avengers, ...Jews in general...'
	According to the testimony of Otto Ohlendorf, head of Einsatzgruppe
D, dated April 24, 1947, the objective was the 'murder of racially and
politically undesirable elements.' Later on in the Einsatzgruppen trial, he
said (October 1948): 'The goal was to liberate the army's rear areas by
killing Jews, Gypsies and Communist activists ...' (11)

(10) Documents of the Holocaust, p.375
(11) NMT, vol. IV, p. 244


Work Cited:

The Einsatzgruppen Reports. ed. Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski, Shmuel
Spector. New York: Holocaust Library. 1989. pp. viii - ix
	




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