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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 150

The Chief of the Security Police and Security Service

January 2, 1942

65 copies
(57th copy)



Einsatzgruppe A


The number of persons checked within the period of the report by the Kommandos of the Einsatzgruppe around Leningrad amounts to several hundred. Altogether 93 people have been executed, among them a gang of Gypsies who caused trouble in the Severskaya region. There is no longer any Jewish civil population.



1) In Krasnoyo-Selo ten people out of 70 arrested suspects were shot for partisan activity.

2) Sonderkommando 1b shot eight persons at Slutsk and Tosno for the following reasons: out at night, partisan activities, looting, crimes related to the use of explosives, and on suspicion of espionage.

3) Between November 1 and 22, 1941, the political department of the Police HQ of Reval submitted to Einsatzkommando 1a 282 completed sentences [and discharges], as follows:

79 executions
154 internments in a concentration camp
49 releases.

Einsatzgruppe D reports:

Situation and general mood

General mood is governed, as before, by the food problem.The attitude towards the Jews has been confirmed. In general, the shooting of Jews has been positively received after the initial fear of similiar treatment for the rest of the population has subsided.



Simferopol, Yevpatoria, Alushta, Krasubasar, Kerch, and Feodosia and other districts of western Crimea are free of Jews. From November 16 to December 15, 1941, 17,645 Jews, 2,504 Krimchaks, 824 Gypsies, and 212 Communists and partisans have been shot. Altogether, 75,881 persons have been executed.

Rumors about executions in other areas complicated the action in Simferopol. Reports about actions against Jews gradually filter down from fleeing Jews, Russians, and also from the loose talk of German soldiers.
(The Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 266-7)

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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