Report by SS-Colonel Karl Jger of December 1, 1941, documenting the execution of Jews at Fort IX, Kovno, in September and October 1941.

Report by SS-Colonel Karl Jger of December 1, 1941, documenting the execution of Jews at Fort IX, Kovno, in September and October 1941 Credit: Center for the Preservation of Historical Documentary Collections, Moscow

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From the Commander of the Security Police and the SD Einsatzkommando 3

Kovno, December 1, 1941

Complete list of executions carried out by Einsatzkommando 3 up to December 1, 1941 ...

[page 7] Today, I can confirm that our objective, to solve the Jewish problem for Lithuania, has been achieved by Einsatzkommando 3. In Lithuania there are no more Jews, apart from Jewish workers and their families. These total:

In Shavli, about 4,500
In Kovno, about 15,000
In Vilna, about 15,000

I also intended to kill Jewish workers and their families but I came up against strong protests from the civil administration and the Wehrmacht. Instructions were issued that these Jews and their families were not to be executed. ...

 
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