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Subject: Einsatzgruppen: Operational Situation Report: USSR 173
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Keywords: Einsatzgruppen, Krasnogvardeisk, Kiev

The Chief of the Security Police and the SD

Berlin, February 25, 1942

 65 copies
(51st copy)


Einsatzgruppe A
Location: Krasnogvardeisk


In the course of a routine Security Police screening of an
additional part of the civilian population around Leningrad, 140
more people had to be shot. The reasons for this were as follows:

 a)   Active participation in the Communist Party before the
      arrival of the German troops;

 b)   Seditious andprovocative activity since the arrival of the
 German Army;

 c)   Partisan activity;

 d)   Espionage;

 e)   Belonging to the Jewish race.


Einsatzgruppe C
Location: Kiev

During the period January 14 to February 12, 1942, 861 people
were shot by order of the Summary Court by Sonderkommando 4b. Of
this number, 649 were political officials, 52 saboteurs and
partisans, and 139 Jews.

The number of Summary Court shootings carried out by
Einsatzkommando 5 during the period January 12 to January 24,
1942 totalled 104 political officials, 75 sabotuers and looters,
and about 8,000 Jews. In the past weeks, Einsatzkommando 6 shot
173 political officials, 56 saboteurs and looters, and 149 Jews.

In Dneipropetrovsk particular importance has recently been
attached to combatting the numerous habitial criminals. On
February 14, 1942, it was possible, in collarboration with the
Ukrainian militia, to arrest 25 capital offenders, some of whom
were escaped prisoners. Among those arrested were two of the main
perpetrators of a mass murder, and a document forger who was
particularly skilled in the art of making German and Ukrainian
official seals.

During the period January 10 to February 6, 1942, in
Dniepropetrovsk, 17 habitual criminals, 103 Communist officials,
16 partisans, and about 350 Jews were shot by order of the
Summary Court.

In addition, 400 inmates of the Igrin mental hospital and 320
inmates of the Vasilkova mental hospital were disposed of.

Arad, Yitzak, Shmuel Krakowski and Shmuel Spector, editors. The
Einsatzgruppen Reports. New York: Holocaust Library. 1989, pp.

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