Operational Situation Report USSR No.
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD, Berlin,
August, 28 1941
Einsatzgruppe for Special Duties
Reports: Activity report in the former Polish-Russian areas.
2,117 people were liquidated as follows: by
Einsatzkommando Lvov, 1,154; Brest-Litiovsk 769; and Bialystok 194. Almost
3,000 people were arrested. The Communists continue their illegal work in
full strength. The spread of rumors and the dropping of leaflets by Russian
On August 15, 1941 a large ammunition depot,
formerly Russian, exploded not far from Lvov apparently as an act of
sabotage. Communists want to delay additional sabotage acts until after the
harvest has been brought in. In Klusk near Kovel, 45 full barns burned down
on the night of August 15-16, 1941.
It is very easy to supply the numerous bands
with weapons as military installations are unguarded. The Jews continue to
be extremely hostile and commit acts of sabotage leaving poor morale.
Members of the 10th Hungarian Hunter Battalion have expelled more than
1,000 Hungarian Jews over the Dniester to Galicia. Einsatzunit Tarnopol
promptly sent them back. Members of the same Hungarian unit tore down the
Ukrainian flags, threw stones into the windows of Ukrainian priests, and
entertained themselves with the Polish clergy. The dissolution of the
Ukrainian militia is going in everywhere to the satisfaction of the greater
part of the population.
Activity of the Bandera supporters increases. An inscription on the
cooperative store building in Klusk near Kovel demanded the removal of the
"foreign government" and the return of Stefan Bandera.
The popular proclamation of the Ukrainian state was to be read in public in
Functionaries coming from the General
Gouvernment especially solicit the young people to join the Polish
Translation by Hermann Feuer
Copyright: H.E.A.R.T 2007