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Subject: Einsatzgruppen: Operational Situation Report: USSR 186
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Keywords: Einsatzgruppen, Krasnogvardeisk, Smolensk

The Chief of the Security Police and the SD

Berlin, March 27, 1942

 65 copies
(51st copy)


Einsatzgruppe A
Location: Krasnogvardeisk


            Mood and behavior of the population


Further large-scale actions against Jews, for instance, in Rakov
and Cherven (15,000 Jews were shot in Cherven) caused insecurity,
even some anxiety among the Byelorussian population, whose
educated circles remarked that they are not used to such actions
since the time of the Soviets and [worried] that there might be
unforseen consequences to such measures.


Einsatzgruppe B
Location: Smolensk

                   Fight against partisans

On March 8, 1942, at a meeting in the office of the commander of
the Rear Army Group Area Center, a large-scale action was
discussed, to be carried out by the German Army in the area
around Bobruisk and Bryansk.

The commander, General von Schenkendorff, expressed his gratitude
to Einsatzgruppe B for their Security Police and Security Service
activity. He remarked that the Army would not have been able to
act successfully without their cooperation. He pointed out that
the Security Police and Security Service were indispensable to
the Army because of their experience gained in the campaign in
the east. He added that he expected the officers participating in
the meeting (commanders of Divisions Ia, Ib, etc.) to work in
closest contact with the Security Police forces and the Security
Police, particularly in the planned action.

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

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