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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 193


The Chief of the Security Police and the SD Berlin,

April 17, 1942

75 copies


51st copy


Einsatzgruppe A



Individual Reports



On April 7, 1942, in Olita, 22 people were shot because of Communist activities and connections with partisan groups. Russian hand-grenades and explosives were found on several of the Communists and were then seized.


The same day, in Kaunas, 22 people, among them 14 Jews who had purportedly recently spread Communist propaganda, were shot.


Einsatzgruppe D



Report concerning searches in Feodosia


Execution of the operation

For the first raid, 380 soldiers were made available to man street blocks and carry out screening operations. Search units arrested 351 people and brought them to headquarters via assembly points. Of these people, 64 were able-bodied men fit for military duty. They were transferred to the prisoner-of-war camp in Feodosia because they were loitering in the city without work. Thirteen people, among them four women, were sent to prison. The remainder were discharged on the same day.

Among the 13 arrested were:

four Jews, two of whom had forged passports (they allegedly forged them themselves), three Jewesses, two of whom had forged passports (allegedly forged by their husbands), 1 partisan, 1 member of the NKVD, 1 man who hid partisans, 1 woman who hid and fed partisans, 1 member of the Communist Party who refused to accept work, 1 man who, being a civilian and a long-time fugitive, killed and plundered German soldiers at the time Feodosia was occupied.

Later, all 13 people were executed. The man who had killed soldiers was publicly hanged in the market place. During the raid, a large amount of different German Army supplies were confiscated. At 18.30, the action was completed.

For the second raid about 360 members of the German Army were placed at the disposal [of the EG] by the troop commander. 447 people were arrested and handed over to investigators to be thoroughly interrogated. 57 people, all able-bodied men fit for military duty,
were sent to the prisoner-of-war camp because they were unemployed. Fifteen people, among them five women, were sent to prison
for further special treatment.

All other people who were arrested were discharged on the same day.

The 15 people comprised:

6 Jews, three of whom had passports forged by the NKVD, 3 Jewesses, 1 woman who had looted German Army goods in large quantities,  1 1st lieutenant of the Russian Army in civilian clothing (separated from his unit, but presumably a partisan), 1 member of the NKVD, 1 19-year-old spy who had come through the front lines with his orders and who had been sought for several days, 1 member of the Communist Party who was formerly very active and now refused to work.

After a thorough examination, all 15 were shot. During this raid, we were also able to confiscate different German Army supplies that had been hoarded or looted. At 17:00 hours the action which began at 8:00 hours was complete

The third raid also started at 8.00 hours. Approximately 350 German soldiers were made available. In the course of this action, 2.57 people were sent to the investigators. 23 of them who were able-bodied and fit for military duty were transferred to the prisoner of war camp since they were without work. 17 people were transferred to prison, the rest were discharged on the same day.

Among these 17 people, there were:

3 Jews. 3 members of the NKVD, 8 Jewesses and children, 2 men who had looted, 1 Politruk (in civilian clothing) separated from his unit. Later, 15 of these 17 people were executed and Two were discharged because the looting could not be proved. Once again, various amounts of hoarded and looted goods were seized. The raid was completed at 18.00 hours.

In the course of the fourth raid, for which 350 German soldiers were made available, 54 people were turned over to the investigators. Eleven of them were transferred to the prisoner-of-war camp because they were without work. Seven people were sent to prison, 3 Jews, 3 Communists and people who refused to accept work, 1 leading member of the NKVD.

After a thorough interrogation all seven people were later executed. In the course of this action, which was completed at 13:00 hours
only a small amount of hoarded goods were seized.







Translations by Hermann Feuer












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