The Jews in the Crimea

(June 17, 1942)


Already in 1939, out of 65,000 Jews in the Crimea, 44,000 (that is almost 70 percent) live in the cities of Simferopol, Sevastopol, Kertch, Jewpatoria, Yalta, and Feodosia alone... . .

Of the Krimtschaks (approx. 6,000) who were generally counted to be Jews, about half lived for the greater part in Simferopol (2,500) and in Karasubarsar. Their annihilation together with that of the real Jews and the Gypsies in the Crimea took part place essentially until the beginning of December 1941.


Source: Report from chief of Security Police and SD, June 17 1942 [Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression - Washington, U.S Govt. Print. Off., 1946, Supplement A, p. 661]. Shamash