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                                     21.September.1939
                                     Berlin

To Chiefs of all Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police 
Subject: Jewish Question in Occupied Territory

I refer to the conference held in Berlin today, 
and again point out that the planned total 
measures (i.e., the final aim) are to be kept strictly secret.

Distinction must be made between:

1. the final aim (which will require extended periods of time)

and

2. the stages leading to the fulfillment of this 
final aim (which will be carried out in short periods).

It is obvious that the tasks ahead cannot be laid 
down from here in full detail. The instructions 
and directives below must serve also for the purpose 
of urging chiefs of the Einsatzgruppen to give 
practical consideration to [the problems involved.]

For the time being, the first prerequisite for the final aim is the
concentration of the Jews from the countryside into the larger cities.


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