Operational Situation Report USSR No. 143
(December 8, 1941)
The Chief of the Security Police and Security Service
December 8, 1941
OPERATIONAL SITUATION REPORT USSR No. 143
Security police measures of the Einsatzkommandos
On November 9, 1941, the number of people executed by SK 4a amounted
On November 7, 1941, a Teilkommando of Sk 4a shot 385 Jews after
summary proceedings in Gornostaipol. The Jews had mostly been rounded
up from the surrounding villages. On their way back to Kiev, the same
Kommando on the same day shot 120 Jews in Dymer and 30 Jews and partisans
in Oster. In cooperation with the German Army, this action was carried
out without incident.
From October 31, 1941 to November 5, 1941, the SK shot a total of
740 people after summary proceedings, among them:
3 political officials
599 mentally ill persons
This action was carried out without difficulties due to the advance
preparations. The farm freed after the greater part of the inmates
of the Poltava lunatic asylum had been shot is primarily used by the
local field hospitals. Underwear, clothing, and household articles
have also been placed at the disposal of the field hospitals. The
remaining 200 inmates of the asylum, who are incurable, have been
sent to work in the agricultural plant.
A Teilkommando of SK 4b has started to purge the prison camp in Losovaya.
The total number of persons shot after summary proceedings by Einsatzkommando
5 on November 10, 1941, amounted to 2,514.
Between November 2 and November 18, 1941, EK5 shot
15 political officials
21 saboteurs and looters
and 424 hostages.
The hostages were shot by agreement with the Military Commander of
Kiev in retaliation for increased incidents of arson and sabotage.
In a proclamation to the population of Kiev, the City Commander publicized
the shooting of the hostages. He also stressed that for every new
case of arson and sabotage, a large number of people would be shot.
Furthermore, he stressed that it was the duty of all the inhabitants
to report immediately to the German police any suspicious thing they
Since November 6 and 7, 1941, an action against the Jews that had
been prepared for some time was carried out in Rovno, where about
15,000 Jews were shot. According to the orders of Higher SS and Police
Chiefs, the organization of this action was in the hands of the German
Order Police. Aussenkommando Rovno of Einsatzkommando 5 participated
substantially in carrying out this Aktion.
From October 26, 1941 to November 11, 1941, EK 6, after summary proceedings,
26 political officials
10 saboteurs and looters
in the period November 3 to 9, 1941:
20 political officials
and from November 10 to 16, 1941:
4 political officials
10 saboteurs and looters
and 47 Jews.
The total number of people whom EK 6 executed between November 17
and 23, 1941, amounts to 105, including
24 political officials
20 saboteurs and looters
Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and
Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 251-3)