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Subject: Einsatzgruppen: Operational Situation Report: USSR 191
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Keywords: Einsatzgruppen, Krasnogvardeisk, Lithuania

The Chief of the Security Police and the SD

Berlin, April 10, 1942

 77 copies



Einsatzgruppe A
Location: Krasnogvardeisk


                        Seperate Reports


                        From Lithuania


Within the framework of the Security Police actions, the
following arrests were made in the period February 16 to March
21, 1942:


in Kaunas:      9 Communists
                37 Jews
                4 Poles
                11 saboteurs
                In all: 61

in Vilnius:     94 Communists
                192 Poles
                9 counter-intelligence agents and saboteurs
                In all: 319

in Siauliai:    21 Communists
                3 Jews
                In all: 24
                Total: 404

The following were shot:

in Kaunas:      38 terrorists (among them 7 women)
                6 spies (among them 1 woman)
                18 NKVD agents and professional criminals
                (among them 1 Catholic priest)
                19 active Communists (among them 12 Russian
                and one Polish farmer)
                1 Russian prisoner of war
                24 Jews (among them 1 Jewess)
                total: 106

in Siauliai:    2 Russian prisoners of war hanged
                1 Russian peasant (active Communist)
                total: 3

in Vilnius:     23 active Communists (among them 24 women)
                73 Jews (among them 23 women and 2 children)
                14 Poles (resistance movement)
                20 Poles (forgers of passports and others among
                them 4 women)
                7 spies
                total: 137

Einsatzgruppe C
Location: Kiev

        Situation and mood in the Ukraine; Situation and mood in
        the Western Ukraine


As always, the Jews constitue the busiest and most active part of
the population in the General District Volhynia/Podolia and in
the localities from where they have as yet not been resettled.
Not only trade, but handicrafts are controlled by them.

So far in Volhynia/Podolia, 40,000 Jews have been resettled
[deported]. The Jews in the town are at present concentrated in
so-called Jewish quarters which are, however, not completely
isolated. Therefore, a very active black market flourished in the
Jewish quarters: peasants who came to town exchange clothing and
household articles (which they needed urgently) for agricultural
products. This nuisance was eliminated through strict police
measures. The Jews are servile and subjugated to German officers.
Most of them are, for the time being, indespensable as skilled
workers and craftsman. The present mood of the Jews which is, of
course, not at all identical with their submissive and servile
behavior, is best characterized by the following remark made by a
Jew: "It would be enough for us if the Bolshevik regime would
return even for two hours so that we could take revenge for what
is done to us."

The Jews have disappeared from Kharkov ever since they were
removed. Nevertheless, there are still some Jews in hiding in the
rural districts as well as in town. This occurred with the help
of the Ukrainians who, after adequate  indoctrination, have
recognized the destructive nature of the Jews. They have reported
Jews in hiding, or families who housed them; these are being
arrested each day. With few exceptions, the attitude of the
population of Kharkov to the Jews is absolutely negative.


                   Resistance Movements

There are no indications of the remains of an organized Bolshevik
organization in the General District Volhynia/Podolia. However,
there are individual members and agents of the NKVD all over, who
engage in whisper campaigns and seditious activites. In some
cases, Jews were also caught for spreading biased reports.

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

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