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Subject: Einsatzgruppen: Operational Situation Report: USSR #24
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The Chief of the Security Police        Berlin, July 26, 1941
  and the SD
                                    41 copies
                                    (29th copy)



Einsatzgruppe B:
Location: Orsha

Einsatzkommando 9 is in Vileyka and Molodencho, though a rear
Kommando is still in Vilnius. Einsatzkommando 8 is in Minsk, with
detachments in Borisov and Slutsk. Detachment Bonifer has taken over
the task of the security police in Baranoviche since July 24, 1941.

Sonder Kommando 7 reports from Vitebsk:

Before the occupation there was a commissar for public health at
Vitebsk; subordinated to him were the managers of the health
insurance offices, mostly Jews. The newly appointed physician, Dr.
Muraschki, states that prior to this there were 200 physicians; at
present only 40 among them are Jews. There are four hospitals, four
clinics, and a medical college. Clinics formerly did not take in
sick persons. The army took over 3 hospitals. The municipality now
has its hospital with 40 beds, a medical college with 500 beds, and
clinics. The chief of the clinics, Dr. Kuprevyev, is an optometrist.
Allegedly epidemics have not occurred recently. The most frequent
diseases are tuberculosis and typhus. For tuberculosis, one hospital
with 40 beds available is presently occupied by 12 patients.

The sewer system is still operating and relatively intact.
Waterworks are partly in operation again. Water supply locations are
installed within the city; water, however, must be boiled. So far,
about 3000 Jews are registered by the appointed Jewish Council.
Badges for Jews introduced. At present they are being employed with
clearing rubble. For deterrence 27 Jews who had not come to work
were publicly shot in the streets. (Arad, 51)

                           Work Cited

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

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