Operations and Situation Report No. 6 by the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and SD in the U.S.S.R. (for the period October
The bitter hostility of the Ukrainian population against
the Jews is extremely great, because it is thought that they were responsible
for the explosions in Kiev. They are also seen as NKVD informers and
agents, who unleashed the terror against the Ukrainian people. All Jews
were arrested in retaliation for the arson in Kiev, and altogether 33,771
Jews were executed on September 29th and 30th. Gold, valuables and clothing
were collected and put at the disposal of the National-Socialist Welfare
Association (NSV), for the equipment of the Volksdeutsche , and part
given to the appointed city administration for distribution to the needy
In Schitomir 3,145 Jews had to be shot, because experience
showed that they must be considered as bearers of Bolshevist propaganda
In Cherson 410 Jews were executed in retaliation for
acts of sabotage.
The solution of the Jewish question in the area east
of the Dniepr in particular has been firmly attached by the Einsatzgruppen
of the Security Police and the SD. The areas newly occupied by the commandos
were cleared of Jews. In the course of this action 4,891 Jews were liquidated.
In other localities the Jews were marked and registered . This made
it possible to put at the disposal of Wehrmacht offices Jewish worker
groups of up to 1,000 persons for urgent work....