Operational Situation Report USSR No. 149
(December 22, 1941)
The Chief of the Security Police and Security Service
December 22, 194
OPERATIONAL SITUATION REPORT USSR NO. 149
In the course of a thorough examination in the prisoner-of-war
camp in Vitebsk, 207 prisoners were apprehended and shot.
More special actions had to be carried out in Sloboda, Polotsk, Bychitsa,
and Biskatovo, since the Jews sabotaged the orders of the German occupying
authorities. A total of 286 Jews were shot.
The ghetto in Gorodok had to be evacuated as there
was a danger of an outbreak of epidemics. 394 Jews were shot.
During an examination of the prisoner-of-war camp
in Vyazma, a total of 177 Jews were caught and shot.
After a Jewish Council was set up, the Jews were registered; 750
persons were counted; they were concentrated [into ghettos] on November
21, 1941. In connection with the action against the Jews, six localities
and several kolkhozes are to be searched in the environs of Yevpatoria
where a few Jewish families are still living.
Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and
Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 265)