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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 183

The Chief of the Security Police and Security Service

March 20, 1942

65 copies
(51st copy)


Einsatzgruppe A
Location: Krasnogvardeisk
From Lithuania:

On March 12, 1942, ten Soviet parachutists landed near Labilish in the district of Birshai. During the chase, all ten were shot. The parachutists were equipped with weapons, hand grenades, maps, documents, German and Russian money, and a radio transmitter. All the equipment was seized.

From Byelorussia:

In the period February 5 to 28, the main SD office in Vileyka shot 29 Jews, four Communists, five partisans, five public enemies, and four persons for sabotage. Another 16 people were arrested.

During a round-up in Minsk of persons refusing to work, eleven people were arrested and sent to the SS labor camp.
(The Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 315

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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