Operational Situation Report USSR No. 34
(July 26, 1941)
The Chief of the Security Police and the SD
July 26, 1941
OPERATIONAL SITUATION REPORT USSR No. 34
Einsatzkommando 9 is in Vileyka and Molodencho, though a rear Kommando
is still in Vilnius. Einsatzkommando 8 is in Minsk, with detachments
in Borisov and Slutsk. Detachment Bonifer has taken over the task
of the security police in Baranoviche since July 24, 1941.
Sonder Kommando 7 reports from Vitebsk:
Before the occupation there was a commissar for public health at
Vitebsk; subordinated to him were the managers of the health insurance
offices, mostly Jews. The newly appointed physician, Dr. Muraschki,
states that prior to this there were 200 physicians; at present only
40 among them are Jews. There are four hospitals, four clinics, and
a medical college. Clinics formerly did not take in sick persons.
The army took over 3 hospitals. The municipality now has its hospital
with 40 beds, a medical college with 500 beds, and clinics. The chief
of the clinics, Dr. Kuprevyev, is an optometrist. Allegedly epidemics
have not occurred recently. The most frequent diseases are tuberculosis
and typhus. For tuberculosis, one hospital with 40 beds available
is presently occupied by 12 patients.
The sewer system is still operating and relatively intact. Waterworks
are partly in operation again. Water supply locations are installed
within the city; water, however, must be boiled. So far, about 3000
Jews are registered by the appointed Jewish Council. Badges for Jews
introduced. At present they are being employed with clearing rubble.
For deterrence 27 Jews who had not come to work were publicly shot
in the streets.
Einsatzgruppen Reports by Yitzak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski and
Shmuel Spector, editors. p. 51)