'the Good Old Days': The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders Quotes
Notes of Eastern Territories Commander, Johannes Blaskowitz
Eastern Territories Commander - HQ Schloss Spala, 6.2.1940
1. Military/political situation:
"In the industrial area of Kamienna for the first time the existence of a rebel and sabotage organization with wide ramifications has been confirmed. Leaders of the organization are members of the former Polish army. The material that was discovered during numerous arrests is currently being examined. The Staatspolizei are refraining from making further arrests in order not to jeopardize plans to eliminate the organization as a whole." (p. 4)
15.00 Jewish action in the city of Minsk ghetto.
"9th Coy manned the outer cordon while 7th Coy, N.S.K.K. Coy and the SD carried out search. All Jews aged between 15 and 60 were apprehended. In addition all Jewesses who were not wearing the prescribed yellow star on their clothing. A total of 916[?] Jews of both sexes were...