"The Einsatzgruppen Case"


Case No. 9

Prosecution Exhibit 7

Extracts, 21 and 27 October 1941, From Operational Situation Report U.S.S.R. No. 126

Chief of the Security Police
and the SD
-B. No. IV A 1-1 B/41-Top Secret
Berlin, 27 October 1941

[Stamp] Top Secret

50 copies
38th copy

Operational Situation Report No. 126

[Handwritten Note]: Was not dispatched [Initial]

I. Locations and signal communications.

- 100 -

The location and signal communications as given in Daily Report No. 110 dated 22 October 1941 remained unchanged.

II. Reports of the Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos.

No reports of the Einsatzgruppen.

Reich Security Main Office
-II D 31/41-Secret

Berlin, 21 October 1941


To the Office Chiefs and Group Chiefs,

Adjutant's Office of the Chief of the Security Police and Security Service,
The Main Office
The Departments I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII
The subdepartments I A 1, II A 1, II D 1, II D 2, II B 5, IV A 1, IV B 4, IV D 3, IV E 5, VI C 1.

For information:

To the Adjutant's Office of the Reich Leader SS and Chief of the German Police.

Subject: Operation Barbarossa - Incorporation of the Office of the Operational Signal Officer [Einsatznachrichtenfuehrer] into the Command Staff [ Kommandostab].

1. The Decree II Hb No. 11 II/41, top secret, dated 3 July 1941, is amended to the effect that the office of the operational signal officer of the Reich Security Main Office attached to group II D (operations room) is discontinued effective 26 October 1941.

2. Beginning that day, the tasks hitherto performed by the operational signal officer of the Reich Security Main Office will additionally be attended to by the Command Staff existing at office IV in the Main Office Building, 3 Prinz-Albrecht Street, room 320, telephone number: Postal 54, extension 318. Thus the command staff will be responsible both for the technical and material evaluation of the reports of the Einsatzgruppen and Einsatzkommandos employed in the Operation Barbarossa.

3. Beginning that day, all reports and communications received from the Einsatzgruppen A to D , after having been registered and marked according to subject, are to be transmitted by the main office (special mail center) without delay to the command staff via office chief IV; reports coming in during the night to be submitted the next day at the beginning of office work.

[Signed] MUELLER
SS Brigadier General

[Seal of the Gestapo]
Certified true copy:
[Signiture illegible]
SS Captain

Trials of War Criminals Before the Nurenberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10, Volume IV, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 100 - 105

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