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Documents of various Nazi institutions from the years 1941-1945, presented by the Soviets for preparation of a trial against Georg Heuser

- Pp. 1-5: Leaflet with instructions for the leaders of the Sipo and SD Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos during Operation Barbarossa;

- Pp. 6-10: Instructions from Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Sicherheitspolizei and the SD, regarding the tasks and responsibilities of the Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos, 02 July 1941;

- Pp. 11-17: Final report from SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Jeckeln regarding Operation “Sumpffieber” in Belorussia, 21 August-21 September 1942, during which 389 partisans were killed in battle and 1,274 partisans were executed; additionally 8,350 Jews were executed. The units that participated in the operation were the 1. SS-Infanteriebrigade, Polizei-Nachrichtenkompanie 33, Polizeibataillone 23 and 24, Lithuanian Schutzmannschaft-Bataillone 3 and 15, Latvian Schutzmannschaft-Bataillone 18, 24, 26 and 226, Ukrainian Schutzmannschaft-Bataillon 115, the motorisierte Gendarmerie-Zuege 7, 11, 12, 13 and 21, Nachrichten-Kompanie 11, forces of the Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD in Weissruthenien, Z.b.V.-Kommandos Posen, Krakow and Litzmannstadt (Lodz), Sonderkommando SS-HStuf. Dr. Pachau, one enforced Zug of the Waffen-SS and one Kompanie of the lettisches Sicherheitskommando;

- Pp. 18-22: Instructions from Dr. Vialon, the Reichskomissar fuer das Ostland, regarding the administration of Jewish ghettos in the East, 27 August 1942;

- Pp. 23-26: Report from an unnamed SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer regarding a failed operation in Nowogrodok, 09 July 1943;

- Pp. 27-64: Manuscripts of four reports exchanged at a meeting of the Gebietskommissare in Minsk, 08-10 April 1943. The first report was written by Gebietskommissar Haase, of Wilejka, regarding partisan warfare, the “Polish Question” and the “Jewish Question” in his district; he reports that of the 20,000 Jews formerly in his district, only about 3,000 remain, and that “the Jewish question will be once and for all solved in my district shortly.” The second report, from Bannfuehrer Schulz, deals with the foundation of a Belorussian youth organization (“Weissruthenisches Jugendwerk”) that is to organize the assignment of work for young Belorussians. The third report ,by SS-Brigadefuehrer von Gottberg, deals with strategic questions in the fight against partisans in Belorussia. He reports that his units shot 9,432 partisans in battle, and executed 12,946 suspected partisans and over 11,000 Jews during an operation near Wjasma, Borisow, Byten and the Pripjet swamps, as of mid-March 1943. The fourth report, from Obersturmbannfuehrer Strauch of the Sicherheitsdienst in Minsk, describes the activities of the Sicherheitsdienst, the Criminal Police and the general police in Belorussia;

Pp. 65-137: Correspondence between Haupteisenbahndirektion Mitte, Reichsbahndirektionen Wien and Koenigsberg and the head of the Sipo and the SD in Belorussia regarding schedules for planned deportation trains from Vienna, Koenigsberg, Theresienstadt and Cologne to Minsk, 07 May-10 August 1942;

- Pp. 138-147: Schedules issued by Generalbetriebsleitung Ost of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, for planned deportations between 08 August 8-30 October 1942; in most cases, the destinations of the transports are Theresienstadt, Wolkowysk (Minsk) or Izbica;

Pp. 148-169: Correspondence between Haupteisenbahndirektion Mitte and Reichsbahndirektion Koenigsberg regarding schedules for planned deportation trains from Kojdanow, Vienna and Theresienstadt to Minsk, 10 August-30 September 1942;

- Pp. 170-175: Schedules for planned deportations to Auschwitz and Treblinka, 20 January-18 February 1943, presented by Generalbetriebsleitung Ost of the Deutsche Reichsbahn;

Pp. 176-188: Correspondence between Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk and Gedob Ost regarding schedules for planned deportation trains from Oranczyce to Auschwitz, 27 January-01 February 1943;

- Pp. 189-212: Detailed instructions for the 1. SS-Infanteriebrigade and Polizeiregiment 14 for Operation “Nuernberg,” an operation against partisan groups in Poland and Belorussia, November 1942;

- Pp. 213-222: List of shootings, and a short report of Einsatzkommando 3 on its activities in Lithuania, 02 July-01 December 1941 (This document was also listed separately, under YVA item no. 6413437)

- Pp. 223-228: Protocol of the interrogation of Josef Ruis, Criminal Police inspector in Minsk, including Ruis' report concerning use of gas vans in Minsk, 30 April 1945;

- Pp. 229-237: General guidelines for the administration of Jewish ghettos in the East and for the confiscation of Jewish property, issued by Dr. Vialon, Reichskomissar fuer das Ostland;

- Pp. 238-249: Detailed instructions issued by SS-Brigadefuehrer von Gottberg for Operation “Herrmann”, 15 July 15-08 August, directed at destruction of partisan resistance in Belorussia. The units involved were the 1. SS-Infanteriebrigade, SS-Polizeiregiment 2, Schutzmannschaftsbatillone 15, 57, 115 and 118, Gendarmeriezuege 7, 13 and 19, an SD-Kommando, SS-Sonderbataillon Dirlewanger, Polizeischuetzenregiment 31, four Bataillone of the O.F.K. 392 as well as support from the Luftwaffe;

- Pp. 250-262: Protocol, in Russian, of the interrogation of Karl Buchner, SS-Obersturmfuehrer in Minsk, 30 April 1945.

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Record Group: O.53 - Ludwigsburg, USSR Collection
File Number: 1
Original Signature: F.1-6
Item ID: 3656460

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