Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team
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Operational Situation Report USSR No. 61
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD, Berlin,
The kolkhozniki started to bring in the harvest on their own initiative. The population, almost without exception, showed itself extremely willing to work. Only in Babchinzy was there some resistance to an orderly harvesting caused by the instigation of Jewish inhabitants and some Jews who came to this area a few months ago.
By spying on the population, these Jews had already created the basis for numerous deportations to Siberia. As a countermeasure, 94 Jews were executed.
The population was visibly relieved by these measures and hardly knows how to show its gratitude. This measure, as well as protecting the population from looting Rumanian soldiers, which was necessary in many cases, led to the fact that the population put absolute confidence in the Germans. This is reflected by the number of people reporting for work.
Conduct of the Rumanians
In different places on the second bunker line
west of Yampole, looting Rumanian soldiers were intercepted. Plans are being
considered for the use of this material by the German troops in Yampole.
Looting Rumanian soldiers were also apprehended
near Sokol and Yelenovka and delivered into the hands of Rumanian officers.
It was also possible to apprehend a Rumanian band that had moved into
a sugar factory.
Translation by Hermann Feuer
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