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                                         13.August.1941

 The Reichskommissar for Ostland
 IIa 4
 Secret!

 Provisional Directives for the treatment of Jews in the area of the
 Reichskommissariat Ostland.

 The final solution of the Jewish question in the area of the
 Reichskommissariat Ostland will be in accordance with the instructions in my
 address of 27.July.1941 in Kovno.

 Insofar as further measures are taken, particularly by the Security Police,
 to carry out my verbal instructions, they will not be affected by the
 following _provisional directives._ It is merely the purpose of these
 provisional directives to assure that where, and as long as, further measures
 for the final solution are not possible, minimum measures will be taken by
 the Generalkommissare or Gebietskommissare. . . .

 . . .As far as possible the Jews are to be concentrated in cities or in
 sections of large cities, where the population is already predominately
 Jewish. There, ghettos are to be established, and the Jews are to be
 prohibited from leaving these ghettos.

 In the ghettos the Jews are to receive only as much food as the rest of the
 population can spare, but not more than is required for their bare
 subsistence. The same applies to the allocation of other essential goods.

                                         Lohse
                                         Reichskommisar

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