Because of the proximity of the front, increased enemy
propaganda, particularly the dropping of leaflets, was observed in Vitebsk
and vicinity. Contrary to earlier occasions when such leaflets were
generally ignored, it is now observed for the first time how they are
passed from hand to hand. This might be explained in terms of interest
in events on the front and the lack of relevant German propaganda. Next
to leaflet propaganda, whisper campaigns have considerably increased.
The originators are, without exception, the Jews who are still living
scattered throughout the villages.
The following report is available on Gomel: because
of the present situation at the front, increased anti-German tendencies
are noted, finding expression in Gomel on posters, calling upon the
population to come out and fight against the German Army. These calls
are enhanced by vivid whisper propaganda, transmitted by partisans in
transit and Jews who are still on the move in the area.
Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and
Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 310)