Operational Situation Report USSR No. 143
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD Berlin,
December 8, 1941
Security police measures of the Einsatzkommandos
On November 9, 1941, the number of people executed by SK 4a amounted to
On November 7, 1941, a Teilkommando of Sk 4a shot 385 Jews after summary
proceedings in Gornostaipol. The Jews had mostly been rounded up from the
surrounding villages. On their way back to Kiev, the same Kommando on the
same day shot 120 Jews in Dymer and 30 Jews and partisans in Oster. In
cooperation with the German Army, this action was carried out without
From October 31, 1941 to November 5, 1941, the SK shot a total of 740 people
after summary proceedings, among them:
3 political officials
599 mentally ill persons
This action was carried out without difficulties due to the advance
preparations. The farm freed after the greater part of the inmates of the
Poltava lunatic asylum had been shot is primarily used by the local field
hospitals. Underwear, clothing, and household articles have also been placed
at the disposal of the field hospitals. The remaining 200 inmates of the
asylum, who are incurable, have been sent to work in the agricultural plant.
A Teilkommando of SK 4b has started to purge the prison camp in Losovaya.
The total number of persons shot after summary proceedings by
Einsatzkommando 5 on November 10, 1941, amounted to 2,514.
Between November 2 and November 18, 1941, EK5 shot
15 political officials
21 saboteurs and looters
and 424 hostages.
The hostages were shot by agreement with the Military Commander of Kiev in
retaliation for increased incidents of arson and sabotage. In a proclamation
to the population of Kiev, the City Commander publicized the shooting of the
hostages. He also stressed that for every new case of arson and sabotage, a
large number of people would be shot. Furthermore, he stressed that it was
the duty of all the inhabitants to report immediately to the German police
any suspicious thing they observe.
Since November 6 and 7, 1941, an action against the Jews that had been
prepared for some time was carried out in Rovno, where about 15,000 Jews
were shot. According to the orders of Higher SS and Police Chiefs, the
organization of this action was in the hands of the German Order Police.
Aussenkommando Rovno of Einsatzkommando 5 participated substantially in
carrying out this Aktion.
From October 26, 1941 to November 11, 1941, EK 6, after summary proceedings,
26 political officials
10 saboteurs and looters
in the period November 3 to 9, 1941:
20 political officials
and from November 10 to 16, 1941:
4 political officials
10 saboteurs and looters
and 47 Jews.
The total number of people whom EK 6 executed between November 17 and 23,
1941, amounts to 105, including
24 political officials
20 saboteurs and looters
Translations by Hermann Feuer
Copyright: H.E.A.R.T 2008