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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Holocaust Almanac - "Due to the small amount of Jews..."
Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: Einsatzgruppen A,Baltic,Kovno

This extract comes from a report by Einsatzgruppe A 
in the Baltic countries. It is a general
report of their progress up to October 15, 1941.


Basing oneself on the consideration that the population 
of the Baltic countries had suffered most severely under 
the rule of Bolshevism and Jewry while they were 
incorporated into the USSR, it was to be expected that 
after liberation from this foreign rule they would 
themselves to a large extent eliminate those of the 
enemy left behind after the retreat of the Red Army. 
It was the task of the Security Police to set these 
self-cleansing movements going and to direct them into 
the right channels in order to achieve the aim of this 
cleansing as rapidly as possible. It was no less 
important to establish as unshakable and provable 
facts for the future that it was the liberated population 
itself which took the most severe measures, on its own 
initiative, against he Bolshevik and Jewish enemy, 
without any German instruction being evident.

In Lithuania this was achieved for the first time by 
activating the partisans in Kovno. To our surprise it 
was not easy at first to set any large-scale anti-Jewish 
pogrom in motion there...In Estonia there was no 
opportunity of instigating pogroms owing to the 
relatively small number of Jews.

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