Operational Situation Report USSR No. 117
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD Berlin,
October 18, 1941
Working Report by [Einsatzgruppe] D for 1 - 15 October 1941
During the time to which the report relates, the settlement of the Jewish
question was tackled, particularly in the territory to the east of the
Dnieper. Investigations concerning the followers of Bandera and partisans
are next in importance.
1. The districts occupied by the kommandos were cleaned of Jews. 4,091 Jews
and 46 Communists were executed during the time span covered by the report,
bringing the total to 40,699.
3. On the Odessa front, a partisan leader of a five-man group was arrested
after offering violent resistance. His task included fixing artillery
positions and reporting them to a Soviet command stationed on the east bank
of the Suchoi-Liman; carrying out attacks on German soldiers; destroying
telephone cables. Names of members of the group were established. House
searches yielded weapons and munitions. It is remarkable that partisan
groups had no support whatsoever from the population.
4) Concerning Bandera members: 16 arrests in searches in Nikolayev. Three
leaders under arrest, among others Machilynsky and Martynok. The rest were
given appropriate warning. Political material confiscated.
Members were gathered in small groups in at the beginning of the campaign in
Lvov or in Sanok where they received short training, propaganda material,
and money. Martynok took over the leadership of Lvov group. Machilynsky was
in charge of these groups from Sanok.
On the way, under the pretest of performing
police duties, they continued political work such as installing mayors,
organizing military units, and finishing off Jews and Communists, etc. The
two immediately took up leading positions with the militia. Their
participation in murder in Zhitomir is not confirmed. They declared,
however, that they would remove rivals.
5) Ethnic German settlements east of the Dnieper were taken under
protection; part of them were passed on to the command of VOMI. 
Concerning the preservation of German nationalism, the observations are
similar to those between the Bug and the Dniester. In some areas, situation
6) In the course of the work in Nikolayev, Party instructions concerning
work in the navy were seized.
 Volksdeutche Mittelstelle - Liason Office for Ethnic Germans.
Translations by Hermann Feuer
Copyright: H.E.A.R.T 2007