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Liquidation in Kiev

Ereignismeldung UDSSR, No: 28, 3 November 1941

In Kiev, difficulties that arose during the execution of a major action of this type - particularly with regard to registration - were overcome by the use of posters announcing that all Jews were to report for resettlement. Although it was initially thought that the action would only involve 5,000 to 6,000 Jews, more than 30,000 Jews reported, who as a result of extremely efficient organization still believed they were going to be resettled right up until the time they were executed.

Despite the fact that up to now a total of some 75,000 Jew have been liquidated in this way, it has nevertheless become apparent that this method will not provide a solution to the Jewish problem.

Source: Ernst Klee, Willi Dressen and Volker Riess et al. (eds)., "The Good Old Days: The Holocaust As Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders," Hamish Hamilton, London, 1991, p. 68.

Source: Yad Vashem