Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team
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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 131
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD Berlin,
November 10, 1941
During the period of October 18-24, 1941, the following executions took place:
The estimated total in the area of Einsatzkommando 2, therefore, amounts to 31,598.
a) Volmar: During the week under survey, the files of persons arrested by the Latvian Auxiliary Police were examined. On October 23, 1941, the following executions took place:
Toltal: ....................55 Communists, 13 Jews
With the exception of Madon, it will not be necessary to carry out any further executions in this area.
b) Libau In the period under review, 15 members of Communist organizations have been arrested in Libau and in the surrounding rural districts. The Libau prisons at present contain 693 political prisoners. Searches and checks have been carried out in 14 localities. In Libau, four juveniles were arrested who tried to form an illegal group They were former members of the Red Pioneers.
When one Libau Jew was arrested, a quantity of strychnine sufficient to poison 1,000 people was found in his apartment. The poison had been for some time in the hands of the Jew in question. His statement concerning its origin can- not be believed. He will be executed. Two Latvians were arrested in the act of looting Jewish apartments having identified themselves as German Security Police men. Both were executed. As looting is becoming too common of late the execution of the two Latvians was publicized in the local newspapers.
At present, investigations are in progress concerning the ambush- mg of a naval orderly. Suspicion is centering more and more upon certain persons. It is to be expected that the investigations will be successful. During the period under survey, 30 persons, 18 Jews and 12 Communists, were executed.
Translations by Hermann Feuer
Copyright: H.E.A.R.T 2008