Operational Situation Report USSR No.
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD Berlin,
February 25th, 1942
In the course of a routine Security Police screening of an additional part
of the civilian population around Leningrad, 140 more people had to be shot.
The reasons for this were as follows:
a) Active participation in the Communist Party before the arrival of the
b) Seditious and provocative activity since the arrival of the German Army
c) Partisan activity
e) Belonging to the Jewish race.
During the period January 14 to February 12, 1942, 861 people were shot by
order of the Summary Court by Sonderkommando 4b. Of this number, 649 were
political officials, 52 saboteurs and partisans, and 139 Jews.
The number of Summary Court shootings carried out by Einsatzkommando 5
during the period January 12 to January 24, 1942 totaled 104 political
officials, 75 saboteurs and looters, and about 8,000 Jews. In the past
weeks, Einsatzkommando 6 shot 173 political officials, 56 saboteurs and
looters, and 149 Jews.
In Dniepropetrovsk particular importance has recently been attached to
combating the numerous habitual criminals. On February 14, 1942, it was
possible, in collaboration with the Ukrainian militia, to arrest 25 capital
offenders, some of whom were escaped prisoners. Among those arrested were
two of the main perpetrators of a mass murder, and a document forger who was
particularly skilled in the art of making German and Ukrainian official
During the period January 10 to February 6, 1942, in Dniepropetrovsk, 17
habitual criminals, 103 Communist officials, 16 partisans, and about 350
Jews were shot by order of the Summary Court.
In addition, 400 inmates of the Igrin mental hospital and 320 inmates of the
Vasilkova mental hospital were disposed of.
Translations by Hermann Feuer
Copyright: H.E.A.R.T 2008