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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 140

The Chief of the Security Police and the Security Service

December 1, 1941

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In all, 67 people were executed between November 6 and 20 1941. In the course of a special action on November 20, 1941, 855 persons were killed, and 6,624 Jews were shot by Sonderkommando 1b in Minsk between November 7 and 11, 1941.

At the request of the 18th Army, the Kommandos of the Security Police and the Security Service took part in the registration of persons of German blood. It was carried out by the troops and the command posts of the Security Police. The problem of registering and providing better treatment to the racial Germans scattered throughout Ingermanland (1) has been referred to the military command posts by the Security Service.

Large-scale acts of sabotage have not been confirmed. In isolated cases, Russian wooden houses in towns and vilages went up in flames for unexplained reasons.

(1) Area to the southwest of Leningrad.
(The Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 22-24)

For additional information about the mobile killing units, and what the Allies had discovered about their operations, see Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew by Richard Breitman, and Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning

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