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 Reichskommissar for Ostland
 IIa 4

 To: Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories

 RE: Execution of Jews

 . . .Will you please inform me whether your inquiry of 31.October should be
 interpreted as a directive to liquidate all the Jews in Ostland? Is this to
 be done regardless of age, sex, and economic requirements (for instance, the
 Wehrmacht's demand for skilled workers in the armament industry)? Of course
 the cleansing of Ostland of Jews is a most important task; its solution,
 however, must be in accord with the requirements of war production. . .

                                         Reichskommissar for Ostland

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