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"Document 4024-PS: [Economic Development of Action Reinhardt], Part 01-09
in Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. Supplement A: Closing Address, Closing Arguments,
Closing Statements; Documents Introduced in Evidence By
British and American Prosecutors. District of Columbia: GPO, 1947. pp. 744-770.
Author: US Chief
of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality
AC_94X_09672 Publication Date: PD_19470101. Document Type: Government Document.
Source Document Language(s): English See Also Related Document Supersets: ANCA;
NCA; NWCT Country of Publication: USA
The Higher SS and
Police Chief in the Operational Zone of the Adriatic Coast
1/44 Top Secret PK.
Reichsfuehrer SS and Reich Minister of the Interior Heinrich Himmler Berlin
I am taking the
liberty of submitting to you in the enclosed a report on the economic
development of the Action Reinhardt, as you, Reichsfuehrer, ordered in your
letter of 9/22/1943 that I should have this completed and submitted by
12/31/1943. However the recognition given me for the Action also impels me to
give you, Reichsfuehrer, an account of the economic side, in order that you,
Reichsfuehrer, may thereby see that in this respect also, the work was in
order. Though SS Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl has not yet had time to take over, I
nevertheless hope that these data will be of assistance.
A proper winding
up and my relief is necessary because I carried out this activity within the
framework of the SS and it must therefore be wound up in a proper manner with
regard to the competent Reich authorities. The Action Reinhardt was also too
however, a certain odium still rests upon me to the effect that in all economic
matters I do not maintain the necessary order, and in this respect I must
advance indisputable proof that this is not so.
accounting is composed of two parts:
1. The economic part of the
Action Reinhardt with the subdivisions a. Accounting and delivery of the assets
seized and b. Accounting of the assets attained by the work.
- The Settlers' Economic Association, the
conduct of whose economy also rested on my work, and which is now being
transferred to civilian hands.
There is one
additional factor to be added to the total accounting of "Reinhardt"
which is that the vouchers dealing with it must be destroyed as soon as
possible after the data have already been destroyed by all other works
concerned in this matter. With regard to the SWG (Settlers' Economic
Association), the question is not only the financial order, but also a transfer
so that this institution may be maintained for the settlers.
Only after I have
been relieved of both matters will my functions in both be terminated.
I request, Reichsfuehrer, that you lay down a deadline by which the
final winding up has to be completed on the spot on the basis of my data.
I have taken the
liberty of sending a copy to SS Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl.
Heil Hitler Yours
obediently [signed] GLOBOCNIK
Personal Staff, Reichsfuehrer SS, Rec'd: 1/10/1944. Diary No. 1851?44 Top Secret To: RF
4 copies, first
Economic Aspect of
the Action Reinhardt, gathered together in the SS Economic and Administrative
Head Office--Special Task "G", which I am in charge of and of which I
have not been relieved:
The entire Action
Reinhardt is divided into four spheres: A. The expulsion itself. B. The
employment of labour. C. The exploitation of property. D. Seizure of hidden
goods and landed property. [=]
A. The Deportation
is settled and completed. In this case the prerequisite was to get hold of the
people with the small forces available and to cause as little economic damage
as possible to war production by methodically appropriate measures. On the
whole this was achieved. Considerable damage occurred only in Warsaw, where,
owing to ignorance of the position, the methods applied in the final action
were entirely wrong.
was no longer able to carry out the action in Litzmannstadt (Lodz) myself
because of my transfer.
equipment which was provided for this action from seized goods, which however are
to be considered as Reich property, have been removed
completely. For reasons of surveillance in each camp a small farm was created
which is occupied by an expert.
income must regularly be paid to him so that he can maintain the small farm.
- Employment of Man Power
entire manpower was put into closed camps, to which essential war production
this purpose the following conditions had to be created:
1. Erection of all camps.
- Erection of work shops with all the
working equipment, such as the installation of machinery, power supply,
- The organization of provisions, by making
use of the TWL's as well as by the creation of farms in the vicinity of
- Equipment for the establishment of
adequate sanitation and hygiene.
- Security measures.
a. Achieved by adequate
- By organizing a security organization
within the camp
- by adequate guarding
this purpose the SS guards were developed, the overwhelming majority of whom carried out their duties satisfactorily led by Germans.
reliability was to be increased by mixing these guards with Reich German guards
from the concentration camps.
- The preconditions for a satisfactory
security system were created by these camps being taken over by the
concentration camp department of the SS Economy and Administrative Head
- The proper administration and methodical
treatment were made possible thanks to extensive training of the German
leading personnel. It became apparent that the working capacity of the
Jews in the camps was constantly increasing.
- By the creation of a works management and
factory conditions the technical and commercial aspects were ensured. For
this purpose the "Osti" was created and as second works
management the German Equipment Works (Deutsche Ausruestungswerke). A
total of 18 works was established; it was intended to add more. About
52,000 workers were available. These conditions of work made it possible
to accept urgent orders both from the Armament Inspectorate and from
Speer, the Reich Ministry, and thus to replace bombed out works.
demand from these offices was considerable. "Osti" and the German
Equipment Works were firms under my own supervision, whereas other concerns,
such as the Heinkel aircraft works were only looked after by me.
1 contained factory reports and output figures. The number of orders was so
large that the German Equipment Works (DAW) was fully occupied up to March and
the other -factories had enough work for 2-3 months.
- Exploitation of Property.
The exploitation of property which was
carried out by Reinhardt. It has been completed as shown in Enclosure 2. [=]
- Seizure of Hidden Goods.
seizure of hidden goods and exploitation of landed property is divided into:
1. Property such as machinery,
raw material, etc., handed over by the "Osti" to Aryans. To date the
result is 6.3 million Reichsmarks; a further 7-8 million Reichsmarks are yet to
be brought in. This seizure had furthermore the advantage that all those were
affected who had built up industries for themselves in this manner, with the
help of Jews without cost to themselves and had become rich without effort.
- Seizure of Jewish assets at home and
abroad in that the camp inmates were ordered to cede these claims to the
"Osti", which then carried out the recovery. The first attempt
resulted in a cession of an amount of 11 million Zloty, at least half of
which appeared obtainable. However, since it was also possible to
discover money that had been smuggled abroad, this action could have
brought valuable foreign currency to the Reich.
- Real estate was transferred to the Real
Estate Administration of the Government General for exploitation. All the
above mentioned arrangements were functioning satisfactorily at the time
of my departure. As I received an indication from the Reichsfuehrer SS
that a potential transfer might be possible some time during the year, I
immediately got down to finally settling and consolidating the
organization I had created, and for this purpose handed over the entire
organization to the SS Economic and Administrative Head Office.
The measures taken
were as follows:
1. On the 8/13/1943 the SS
Training Camp of Trawniki was handed over by SS Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl (see
letter of 8/18/1943-Chief A/Fr./S-Enclosure 3).
- On the 9/7/1943 in a conference with SS
Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl the taking over of 10 SS Working Camps in the
Lublin District as subsidiaries of Lublin Concentration Camp was decided
on and in addition the further handing over of further working camps in
the Government General. The head of the Lublin Concentration Camp was
provided with suitable contracts. This conference was brought about by SS
Obergruppenfuehrer Krueger and SS Standartenfuehrer Schell (see file note
of the Chief of the SS-WVHA (SS Economic and Administrative Head Office))
of 9/7/1943-D II/L (Ref. No. 29 Ma./F.)
- In pursuance thereof, a letter of the
Commandant of the Lublin Concentration Camp, dated 9/14/1943 to the SS
Working Camps announced that they had become subdiaries of the Lublin
Concentration Camp. The mixing of guards of foreign race with the German
Concentration Camp guards from the Reich has also been initiated.
- On the 10/22/1943 SS Obergruppenfuehrer
Pohl announced that he had ordered taking over of the following Working
Camps by Amtsgruppe D: (1) Old Airport Lublin (2) SS Working Camp Trawniki
(3) SS Working Camp Poniatowa (4) Forced Labor Camp and SS Workshops in
Radom (5) Forced Labor Camp and SS Workshops in Budzyn (6) Main Camp
Cracow Placzow (7) German Equipment Works, Lublin (8) Armament stores in
- During the conference on 10/22/43, SS
Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl stated that I would be replaced as first manager
of the "Osti" by the second manager and a new second manager
would be appointed. My relief was also approved. I also explained
everything fully to my successor and called his attention to his
supervisory duty. I thereby created all the conditions for the
continuation. The principles of security existed and were guaranteed by
the Leadership by the Concentration Camps. The relief has not yet been
On 11/3/1943 the
workers were withdrawn from the labor camps and the works shut down. The Camp
leaders were not informed of this action although the responsibility rested
with them. I was thus impeded in my supervisory duty. I have ordered the Camp
Leaders to wind up and continue determining the contracts and/or transferring
On the day before
the evacuation of the camps, General Schindler of the Armaments Inspectorate,
Cracow, arranged with the Camp Leaders on the basis of a promise from SS
Obergruppenfuehrer Krueger, that (a) In the future
only armament contracts were to be given to the labor camps. b. He had received
the assurance on 2.11 that a further 10,000 Jews were to be removed for
It was no longer
possible to carry on with this arrangement.
[Sgd] Globocnik. SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lt.
General of Police.
are the papers mentioned in SS Gruppenfuehrer Globocnik's letter of the
1/5/1944. They have been taken out to facilitate depositing.
Report On the
Administrative Development of the Action Reinhardt
the assets acquired as a result of this Action were centrally mustered by an
administration set up by me, duly classified and booked. The muster extends to
the entire Government-General. The personnel came from the SS Economic and
Administrative Head Office (WVHA).
utilization and winding up of the assets was carried out on the basis of
directives by the Reichsfuehrer SS. During the course of the Action this was
summed up in a directive of 9/26/1942 and 12/9/1943, and the SS Economic and
Administrative Head Office was given the task of winding up with regard to the
assets I collected were regularly delivered to the SS Economic and
Administrative Head Office against receipts, and they in turn passed on the
assets to the Reichsbank, the Reich Ministry of Finance, textile concerns, etc.
the orders of the Reichsfuehrer SS, necessary articles could be removed for the
maintenance of persons of the German race. The Reichsfuehrer SS forbade any
appropriation for the purposes of the SS.
is remarkable about the accounting is that no hard and fast basis for the
amount collected existed, as the collection of the assets was carried out under
orders and only the decency and honesty, as well as the surveillance, of the SS
men used for this purpose could guarantee a complete delivery. Nevertheless
what was seized and collected and received by the Department Reinhardt was
listed and delivered without error and with the greatest accuracy. A
preliminary examination up to 4/1/1943 by SS Obersturmbannfuehrer Vogt of the
SS Economic and Administrative Head Office has already taken place and has
revealed perfect order. For the balance, the preliminary examination has still
to be carried out.
accordance with an agreement with the Reich Ministry of Finance, this
preliminary examination is final and the vouchers and data will be destroyed in
accordance with Security regulations, cutting out the Reich Accounting Office.
- The assets accounted for are divided into:
of Reichsmarks and Zloty. The entire expenditure transport costs, dues, etc.
incurred as a result of this Action were covered from these receipts. By far
the greater portion was placed at the disposal of the SS Economist in the
Government General and the amounts were credited to the Action Reinhardt in
Reichsmarks by the SS Economic and Administrative Head Office by an accounting
transaction and handed over to the Reichsbank.
small portion was used for foreign currency reasons as a credit for various
economic enterprises and then also credited by the SS Economic and
Administrative Head Office by an accounting transaction.
addition, differences arising from increases in the price of urgently required
raw material supplies were covered. All these transactions were carried out
with the consent of the SS Economic and Administrative Head Office. A further
amount was placed at the disposal of the Concentration Camp currently for
additional building operations, to develop the economic concern and to obtain
the necessary agricultural machinery, etc. Exact accounts were kept of this,
the purchases were always confirmed by me, and the documents covering this will
also be attached to the final account. The accounts were kept by the
Administrative Chief of the Concentration Camp and were actually kept separate
from my administration, as the Concentration Camp Administration was
independent of the SS Garrison Administration Lublin by order of the SS
Economic and Administrative Head Office. The authority which finally takes over
the concern will have to reimburse Reinhardt for these expenditures.
- Foreign Currency in bank notes or coined
gold was collected, sorted, and also handed over to the Reichsbank via
the SS Economic and Administrative Head Office.
- Jewels, jewellery, watches and such like
were sorted according to their value and delivered to the SS Economic and
Administrative Head Office. On orders from this office, watches of
non-precious metals were handed over to the troops, spectacles were
repaired and placed at the disposal of wounded persons, and utensils of
no value were principally handed over to Wehrmacht authorities to cover
urgent needs. The necessary transfer vouchers are available.
- Textiles, garments, underclothing, bed
feathers and rags were collected and sorted according to their quality.
The sorted articles had to be searched for hidden valuables and finally
disinfected. More than 1,900 wagons were then placed at the disposal of
the authorities named by the Reich Ministry of Economy by order of the SS
Economic and Administrative Head Office. Out of these stocks not only
foreign workers were clothed but a large portion was used for
re-manufacture. No case of sickness became known, although these garments
frequently came from persons suffering from spotted typhus. The
disinfection therefore was adequate.
best garments were separated and by order of the Reichsfuehrer SS were used for
supplying persons of the German race. Shoes were also sorted according to how
far they could be used and then either given to persons of German race or to
concentration camps for supplying inmates, or else taken to pieces and used for
wooden shoes for supplying inmates.
- Individual valuables of a special kind,
such as stamps, coins, and such like were sorted and delivered to the SS
Economic and Administrative Head Office; worthless articles were
- Other articles received, such as soap,
washing materials, crockery and cutlery, and the like, were used in the
Jewish camps; glass, old iron articles, etc., were sent to the salvage
centers for re-manufacture.
- The food brought on the transports was
used to help provision the Jewish camps.
- Valuable furniture and household utensils
were reconditioned and mainly put at the disposal of settlers of German
race. But furniture was also loaned to German and Wehrmacht authorities
against an accommodation bill. Inferior goods were either destroyed or
given to the population as a reward for good work at the harvest, etc.
was attempted to take from articles which could no longer be used parts such as
locks, hinges, and the like, and to use these elsewhere.
vouchers pertaining to the loaned articles were submitted monthly to the Higher
SS and Police Chief East.
In accordance with
the order of the Reichsfuehrer SS of the 22.9, the total takings are now
closed, evaluated and passed on, so that there is hardly any mass left now.
was necessary for carrying out the Action, such as barracks, camp equipment,
vehicles, and such like, which had been purchased out of the monies obtained,
is still on hand.
This equipment has
been registered. A decision must, however, still be taken as to what purpose it
is to serve.
The total value of
the articles received is, according to the attached list, approximately 18
million Reichsmarks. However, minimum values have been assured, so that the
total value is most likely twice as much, quite apart from the value of the
articles obtained which are in short supply, such as textiles, of which alone
more than 1900 wagons have been made available to German industry.
[signed] GLOBOCNIK SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lt. General of
delivered from Action Reinhard
assets from the Action "Reinhard" were delivered to the SS Economic
and Administrative Head Office, Berlin, for further transmission to the
Reichsbank or to the Reich Ministry of Economics:
a. Reichsmark sums totaling RM
- Currency in Bank notes from all the
principal countries in the world (half a million dollars being
particularly to be noted) to a total value of RM 1,452,904.65
- Foreign currency in gold coins to a total
value of RM 843,802.75
- Precious metals (about 1,800 kg. of gold
and about 10,000 kg. of silver in bars) to a total value of RM 5,353,943.00
- Other valuables such as jewellery,
watches, spectacles, etc. (the number of watches being particularly worthy
of note - about 16,000 in working order and about 51,000 requiring repair:
they have been placed at the disposal of the troops) RM 26,089,800.00
- About 1,000 wagons of textiles to a total
value of RM 13,294,400.00
1,000 wagons of
textiles and about another 50% of the above mentioned assets - which still have
to be counted and valued - are warehoused here. It should be noted here that
the estimated values were based on the officially established rates of exchange
or prices, which however would be much higher on the open market, for instance
in the sale of precious stones or precious metals abroad, as the flight to
investments in articles whose value is not subject to much fluctuation is much
greater there than with us. Besides these sales abroad bring
us foreign currency. If these prices were taken as a basis of evaluation
here, this was done in order to be able to give a picture of the assets
delivered; in general this evaluation is not authoritative. The value of the
acquisition lies principally in the fact that such large quantities of urgently
needed raw materials can thereby be gained and that, on the basis of the assets
obtained, foreign currency can be brought in, with which raw materials can in
turn be bought by Reich authorities.
[Sgd.] Globocnik SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lieut. General of Police.
detailed list enclosed herewith.
List of Jewish property
received for delivery up to 3.2.1943, showing values
[Editor's Note: The following tables are reproduced as they appear in
original German document although accuracy of calculations is questionable.]
Staff Reichsfuehrer SS Ref. No. Secret/115
1. Cash in hand:
SS-Economist, Cracow: RM 31.5 million;
Head Office Berlin-(RB): RM 5.58 million;
RM 53 million
- Foreign currency in notes:
- USA Dollars: 505,046.00 Rate of exchange:
2.50 RM 1.26 million
- Pal. Pounds: 1,069.00 9.30 RM 9,941.70
- Pengoes: 16,436.00 .60. RM 9,861.00
- Roubles: 294,070.00 .10 RM 29,407.00
- English Pounds: 3,822.00 9.30 RM
- Canadian Dollars: 3,840.76 2.60 RM
- Pesetas: 131.00 2.40 RM 314.40
- Czech Croons: 789,630.00 .10 RM 78,963.00
- French Francs: 22,767.60 .05 RM 1,138.37
- Brazilian Francs: 8.00 .09 RM .72
- South African Pounds: 28.10 4.40 RM
- Turkish Pounds: .5.50 1.90 RM 10.45
- Dutch Gulden: 1,720.00 1.33 RM 2,287.60
- Swiss Francs: 7,530.00 5.80 RM 4,367.40
- Lira: 883.00 .13 RM 114.79
- Levas: 100.00 .01 RM 1.00
- Australian Pounds: 15.10 2.60 RM 38.75
- Lei: 13,486.00 .02 RM 269.72
- Egyptian Pounds: 4.l00 4.40 RM 19.80
- Belgas: 4,203.00 .40 RM 1,681.80 Lats:
10.00 .10 RM 1.00
- Argent. Pesos: 90.00 1.00 RM 90.00
- Paragu.: 10.00 .60 RM 6.00
- Swedish Croons: 455.00 .60 RM 273.00
- Norwegian Croons: 165.00 .60 RM 99.00
- Dinars: 30.00 .05 RM 1.50
- Slov. Croons: 59,608.75 .10 RM 5,960.88
- Litas 140.00 .10 RM 14.00
- Currency in gold coins:
- USA Dollars: 116,425.00 Rate of exchange:
4.20 RM 488,985.00
- Roubles: 91,362.00 2.15 RM 196,428.30
- English Pounds: 3,822.00 20.40 RM
- Austrian Crowns: 30,940.00 .85 RM
- Austrian Shillings: 1,975.00 [none] RM 1,185.00
- Ducats: 2,366.00 10.00 RM 23,660.00
- Finnish marks: 20.00 1.00 RM 20.00
12,730.00 1.00 RM 12,730.00
1,080.00 .50 RM 540.00
- Danish Crowns: 230.00 .52 RM 119.60
- Czech ducats: 2.00 10.00 RM 20.00
reis: 15,000.00 (150 Ese) 1.00 RM 150.00
- Pesetas: 25.00 1.50 RM 37.50
- French francs: 8,005.00 1.62 RM 12,968.10
- So. African Pounds: 2.00 20.40 RM 40.80
- Turkish pounds: 47.00 3.50 RM 164.50
- Dutch gulden: 315.00 17.00 (f.10 Hf1) RM
- Swiss francs: 490.00 16.50 (f.20 Frs) RM
- Lira: 1,210.00 .50 RM 605.00
- Australian pounds: 8.10 20.40 RM 172.60
- Lei: 1,140.00 .50 RM 570.00
- Belgas: 140.00 .50 RM 70.00
- Swedish crowns: 2.00 11.20 RM 22.40
- Norwegian Crowns: 35.00 11.20 RM 39.20
- Dinars: 30.00 50 RM 5.00
- Cuban pesos: 10.00 4.20 RM 42.00
- Alb. francs: 20.00 .50 RM 10.00
- Precious metals:
- 1,775.46 kg. of gold in bars at RM
2,784.00 RM 4,942,870.00;
- 9,639.34 kg. of silver in bars at RM
40.00 RM 385,573.00;
- 5.10 kg. of (?) platinum at RM 5,000.00
- Other valuables:
- 5 Gold revolving pencils: at RM 30.00 RM
- 17 Gold fountain pens: at RM 70.00 RM
- 4 Ladies' platinum watches: at RM 300.00
- 2,894 Gentlemen's pocket watches, gold:
at RM 500.00 RM 1.42 million
- 578 Gentlemen's wrist watches, gold: at
RM 300.00 RM 173,400.00
- 7,313 Ladies' wrist watches, gold: at RM
350.00 RM 1.82 million
- 19 Platinum watch cases with brilliants
and diamonds: at RM 1,000.00 RM 19,000.00
- 280 Bracelets with brilliants and
diamonds: at RM 3,500.00 RM 980,000.00
- 6,245 Gentlemen's wrist watches: at RM
10.00 RM 62,450.00
- 3,455 Gentlemen's pocket watches: at RM
20.00 RM 269,100.00
- 1 Gentleman's pocket watch-gold with
brilliants: at RM 600.00 RM 600.00
- 179 Ladies' gold watches with brilliants
and diamonds: at RM 600.00 RM 107,400.00
- 7 Ladies' ring watches, gold: at RM
150.00 RM 1,050.00
- 4 Ladies' fob watches with pearls: at RM
200.00 RM 800.00
- 394 Ladies' fob watches with brilliants:
at RM 600.00 RM 236,400.00
- 228 Ladies' platinum and brilliant
watches: at RM 1,200.00 RM 273,600.00
- 293 Ladies' fob watches, gold: at RM
250.00 RM 73,250.00
- 2,324 Spectacles: at RM 3.00 RM 66,972.00
- 3 prs cuff links with brilliants: at RM 150.00
- 1,675 Rings, gold with brilliants and
diamonds: at RM 1,500.00 RM 11,675,000.00
- 7,200 Ladies wrist watches: at RM 10.00
- 40 Gold brooches: at RM 350.00 RM
- 1,399 prs gold earrings with brilliants:
at RM 250.00 RM 349,750.00
- 169 Tie pins with brilliants diamonds: at
RM 100.00 RM 16,900.00
- 1,974 Gold brooches with brilliants and
diamonds: at RM 2,000.00 RM 3,948,000.00
- 27 Gold bracelets with brilliants and
diamonds: at RM 250.00 RM 6,750.00
- 49 kg. Pearls: RM 4 million
- 7,000 Fountain pens: at RM 10.00 RM
- 130 Single large brilliants: at RM
1,000.00 RM 130,000.00
- 2 Necklaces with brilliants and diamonds:
at RM 1,500.00 RM 3000.00
- 1 Gold cigarette case: at RM 400.00 RM
- 1 Mother of pearl casket: RM 20.00
- 3 Gold Compacts: at RM 50.00 RM 150.00
- 2 Mother of Pearl opera glasses: at RM
50.00 RM 100.00
- 1.44 kg. Corals: RM 150 00
- 1,370 Watches requiring repair: at RM
5.00 RM 256,850 00
- 1,000 Revolving pencils: at RM 3.00 RM
- 350 Shaving equipment: at RM 2.50 RM
- 800 Pocket knives: at RM 1.00 RM 800.00
- 3,240 Money purses: at RM 1.50 RM
- 1,316 Brief cases: at RM 2.50 RM 3,287.50
- 1,600 prs Scissors: at RM 0.50 RM 750.00
- 230 Flashlights: at RM 0.50 RM 115.00
- 2,554 Alarm clocks requiring repair: at
RM 3.00 RM 7,662.00
- 160 Alarm clocks in running condition: at
RM 6.00 RM 960.00
- 477 Sun glasses: at RM 0.50 RM 238.50
- 41 Silver cigarette cases: at RM 30.00 RM
- 230 Clinical thermometers: at RM 3.00 RM
- 462 Wagons of rags: at RM 700.00 RM
- 261 Wagons of bed feathers: at RM
10,000.00 RM 2,510,000.00
- 317 Wagons of clothing and underclothing:
at RM 33,000.00 RM 10,461,000.00
- Cash and cash balance delivered: RM 53
- Foreign currency in notes: RM 1.45
- Foreign currency in gold coin: RM
- Precious metals: 5,353,943.00
- Miscellaneous: RM 26 million.
- Textiles: 13.29 million
Regard to Orders of the Concerns of the SS and Labor Camps in Lublin District
situation with regard to orders, according to Industrial concerns:
G.n.b.H. (Eastern Industry Co., F Ltd.), Lublin: ZI 5.55 million. Encl.
Equipment Works, Lublin ZI 7.98 million. Encl.
Works, Poniatowa ZI 13 million. Encl.
Works, Trawniki ZI 4.63 million. Encl. Total: ZI 31 million. [As it is almost
entirely a question of wage. contracts, the situation with regard to orders
represents essentially only wage and administration costs.The actual value of
production if the concerns had to produce their own materials would therefore
have been at least 50% higher.]
- This total situation with regard to orders
is divided up into the following manufacturing groups:
ZI 5.72 million.
ZI 4.17 million.
ZI 1.967 million.
- Furs: ZI
- Others: [Under other manufacturing groups
the following are included amongst others: Production of peat or
generator coke, the only roofing felt factory in Lublin district, 2
metal-making factories, 1 brush factory, the largest bristle preparing
establishment of the Government General, basket and straw plaiting, and
printing concerns, production of concrete parts for building huts.] ZI
4.054 million Total: ZI 31.077 million
regard to orders of the "Ostindustrie" G. Ltd., Lublin, the 11/3/1943
- II Peat Mine Dorohucza Orders:
- 420 tons peat coke
- 4.5 tons tar
Total value in Zloty:
Of which Wehrmacht orders in Zloty:
Civilian orders Zloty:
III Brush Factory Factory for bristles, Wicker works factory:
(1) 724,000 painting brushes and brushes of various kinds
(2) Repairs of 135,000 ammunition baskets
(3) 15,000 kg bristles for dressing
(1) W BA Berlin RWL II of the Waffen-SS etc.
(2) Munition store Lublin
(3) Various deliveries to Navy and to private firms
(1) 1.592 million
(1) 1.39 million
V Mechanical and other factories in Lublin
(1) Production of 1.5 million threaded fuses
(2) Production of 4.5 million buckles
(3) Repairs to 37,500 tin packing receptacles
(4) Taking to pieces of 3,000 gun carriage installations
(5) Repairs to 15,000 motor car component parts
(6) Repairs to about 3,000 watches (or clocks) and other repairs of various kinds
(7) Preparing 18,000 articles of military equipment
(1) Navy (Planning Syndicate)
(2) Cossack division (Army) others
(3) Munition store, Lublin
(4) Airforce (Planning Syndicate)
(5) HKP Lublin
(6) Navy and civilian firms
(7) Factory Kienle Stuggart for Navy
(1) 1.35 million
(2) 1.62 million
(2) 1.62 million
Total value in Zloty: 5.55 million Of which
Wehrmacht orders in Zloty:
5.198 million Civilian orders in Zloty: 354,500
The above figures for
orders include, together with the current orders for permanent orders, figures
for 3 months only. [=]
Situation with Regard to
Orders of the German Equipment Works-Works Lublin on 11/3/1943
Total value in Zloty: 5,728,000.00
Wehrmacht Orders in Zloty: 3.899 million
Available Orders in Zloty: 1.82 million
Metal: 151,000.00 130,000.00 21,000.00
Textiles: 28,000.00 14,000.00 14,000.00
Leather: 660,000.00 570,000.00 90,000.00
Others: 1.422 million 162,000.00 1.26
Note.The above figures of
orders contain, besides the current orders, figures
for three months only for permanent orders.
The German equipment works
were the best developed works.
41 Aryan leading personnel
ran 5,445 Jewish workers who worked 1.115 million working days in the first 10
months of the year 1943 with 31 million Zloty in the bank and till.
Woodworking was in the
foreground, 7,600 square meters [Editor's note: Cubic meters are obviously
meant] of wood being dealt with.
Shoemaking also rose to
337,250 pairs and was to be raised to 450,000 pairs by the repair work shop
which is being newly added.
331,700 square meters of
roofing felt were produced during this period.
Woodworking was to have
been extended considerably by the purchase of a sawmill of their own and the
by-products utilized, as the production of wood for producer gas and the making
of charcoal; the tar produced thus could again have been used in the production
of roofing felt.
production was the manufacturing of 2,500 Finnish tents and the monthly
preparation of 25,000 packing containers.
71,000 knapsacks and
haversacks were also repaired.
5,000 optical instruments
were taken to pieces.
1,270 motor cars were
Production in 1944 is said
to have been:
Wood cut: 20,000 cubic meters
Manufacture of shelter equipment: 15,000
Doors, windows, shelves: .20,000 units
Bell tents: 5,000 units
Preparation of packing containers:
Wooden soles: 6,000 units
Brush handles: 4.8 million units
Fuel for wood-burners: 2,0000 Rm.
Charcoal: 4,500 Kg.
Roofing felt: 2 million Sq. m.
The capacity is best shown
by the fact that 312 working unions of the partisans in the government,
generally, did not even have twice the turnover of the DAW alone. The orders
were covered by 83% work for the Wehrmacht and 17% for the civil field.
Situation with regard to
orders of the textile works 11/3/1943
- Production and repair of 1.53 million
articles of clothing of all kinds.
- Customer: Wehrmacht primarily HBA. Warsaw
and Posen and HBA, Berlin and civilian firms.
- Total value in Zloty: 10.28 million
- Wehrmacht orders in Zloty: 7.2 million
- Civilian Orders in Zloty: 3.085 million
- Production of 28,100 articles of fur
clothing of various kinds
- Wehrmacht 280,000 280,000
- Production of 132,000 articles or pairs of
leather goods of various kinds.
1.31 million 1.31 million
- Production of nuts.
- Working Syndicate D-OKH 725,000 725,000
- Production of 20,200 reinforced concrete
- Ministry of Armaments Speer
(Armament-construction) 400,000 400,000
- [Total]: 13 million 9.91 million 3.085
Note.-The above figures of
orders contain, besides the current orders, figures for 3 months only for
permanent orders. [=]
Provisional balance sheet
of the Action "Reinhardt" till, Lublin, for 12/16/1943
The following money and
stocks were brought to the German Reich during the course of the Action
"Reinhardt", Lublin, during the period 4/1/1942-12/15/1943 inclusive:
- Cash in hand Income: RM 17,470,796.66
- To the Reichsbank Berlin, Reichsmark notes
and coins RM 3,979,623.60
- To the Reichsbank Berlin, Zloty notes and
coins RM 5,000,461.00
- To the SS economist, Cracow RM 60,416,181.37
- Loans for SS industrial concerns RM
- Income from title 21/E RM 656,062.40
- Total RM 85,741,903.28
- Personal taxes, title 21/7a Expenditure RM
- Expenditure in goods (of which about 40%
for J-Transports title 21/7b) RM 11,765,552.62
- Counterfeit money (Zloty notes) RM
- Total RM 11,889,822.54
- Income RM 85,741,903.28
- Expenditure RM 11,889,822.64
- Net income RM 73,862,080.74
- [Totals] RM 86,741,903.28 RM 86,741,903.28
- 236 Gold bars 2,909.68 kg at RM 2,800.00
- 2,134 Silver bars 18,733.69 kg at RM 40.00
- Platinum 15.44 kg at RM 6,000.00 RM
- [Total]: RM 8,973,651.60
Foreign Currency in Notes:
- USA Dollars 1,081,521.40 at RM 2.50 RM
- English Pounds 15,646.11 at RM 9.30 RM
- Palestine Pounds 4,922.60 at RM 9.30 RM
- Canadian Dollars 8,966.25 at RM 2.50 RM
- Roubles 2,454,278.36 at RM 0.10 RM
- French Francs 1,468,486.35 at RM 0.05 RM
- Swiss Francs 119,302.33 at RM 6.80 RM
- Lire 6,465.08 at RM 0.10 RM 646.50
- Protectorate Croons 1,746,601.60 at RM
0.10 RM 174,560.15
- Turkish Pounds 39.60 at RM 1.90 RM 75.05
- Belgas 12,449.25 at RM 0.40 RM 4,979.70
- Lei 55,975.54 at RM 0.02 RM 1,119.51
- South African Pounds 119.50 at RM 4.40 RM
- Dutch Gulden 133,986.95 at RM 1.33 RM
- Levas 9,995,421.00 at RM 0.01 RM 59,954.21
- Australian Pounds 55.00 at RM 2.50 RM
- Diners 435,641.00 at RM 0.05 RM 21,782.06
164,169.00 RM 0.10 RM 16,416.90
- Pengoes 28,392.50 at RM 0.60 RM 17,035.50
- Slov. Croons 103,538.35 at RM 0.10 RM
- Drachmas 4,875,419.70 at RM 0.02 RM
- Swedish Croons 4,377.00 at RM 0.60 RM
- Norwegian Croons 775.00 at RM 0.60 RM 465.00
- Argentinian Pesos 977.55 at RM 1.00 RM
- Pesetas 1,471.00 at RM 2.40 RM 3,530.40
- Finnish Marks 1,140.00 at RM 0.05 RM 57.00
- Danish Croons 1,270.00 at RM 0.52 RM
- Brazilian Milreis 63.00 at RM 0.09 RM 5.67
- Egyptian Pounds 20.00 at RM 4.40 RM 88.00
- Liras 175.00 at RM 0.10 RM 17.50
- Yen (Japanese) 4.00 at RM 0.50 RM 2.00
- Lats 20.00 at RM 0.10 RM 2.00
- Paraguayan Pesos 12.00 at RM 0.60 7.20
- Cuban Pesos 57.00 at RM 0.60 RM 28.20
- Uruguayan Pesos 1.00 at RM 0.60 RM 0.60
- Bolivian Pesos 4.50 at RM 0.60 2.70
- Mexican Pesos 3.00 at RM 0.50 RM 1.50
- Albanian Francs 195.44 at RM 0.10 RM 19.54
- Rhodesian Pounds 8.00 at RM 4.00 RM 32.00
- New Zealand Pounds 0.10 at RM 4.00 2.00
- Algerian Francs 30.00 at RM 0.10 RM 3.00
- Lux. Francs 40.00 at RM 0.50 20.00
- Javan Gulden 10.00 at RM 1.30 RM 13.00
- Danzig Gulden 1,038.00 at RM 1.00 RM
- Columbian Pesos 1.00 at RM 0.60 RM 0.60
- Mozambique Escudos 1.00 at RM 0.60 RM 0.60
- Manchukuo Cents 15.00 at RM 0.50 RM 7.50
- Chinese Dollars 1.00 at RM 1.50 RM 1.50
- Total 4,521,224.13
Currency in gold coins:
- USA Dollars 249,771.50 at RM 4.20 RM
- English Pounds 610.00 at RM 20.40 RM
- Roubles 189,053.00 at RM 2.15 RM
- Austrian Crowns 73,230.00 at RM 0.85 RM
- French Francs 38,870.00 at RM 1.62 RM
- Reichsmarks 23,485.00 at RM 1.00 RM
- Portuguese Reis 20,000.00 at RM 200 Esc
1.00 RM 200.00
- Swiss Francs 6,970.00 at RM 16.50 (f.20
Frs) RM 23,001.00
- Ducats 6,614.00 at RM 10.00 RM 66,140.00
- Lire 3,740.00 at RM 0.50 RM 1,870.00
- Austrian Shillings 2,925.00 at RM 2.3 RM
- Turkish Pounds 417.75 at RM 3.50 RM
- Belgas 1,740.00 at RM 0 50 RM 870.00
- Levas 30.00 at RM 0.50 RM 15.00
- Lei 1,177.50 at RM 0.50 RM 588.75
- South African Pounds .4,00 at RM 20.40 RM
- Dutch Gulden 905.00 at RM 17.00 (f.10 Fl)
- Australian Pounds 7.00 at RM 20.40 RM
- Dinars 41.00 at RM 0.50 RM 20.50
- Swedish Crowns 30.00 at RM 11.20 (f.10 Kr)
- Norwegian Crowns 55.00 at RM 11.20 (f.10
Kr) RM 61.60
- Pesetas 50.00 at RM 1.50 RM 75.00
- Finnish Marks 80.00 at RM 1.00 RM 80.00
- Zloty 2,060.00 at RM 0.50 RM 1,030.00
- Danish Crowns 360.00 at RM 11.20 (f.10 Kr)
- Czechoslovakian Ducats 17.00 at RM 10.00
- Yen 2.00 at RM 0.50 RM 1.00
- Cuban Pesos 10.00 at RM 4.20 RM 42.00
- Mexican Pesos 111.50 at RM 4.20 RM 468.00
- Albanian Francs 20.00 at RM 0.50 RM 10.00
- Jugoslavian Ducats 1.00 at RM 5.00 RM 5.00
- Tunisian Francs 180.00 at RM 1.62 RM
- Peruvian Libre 1.00 at RM 1.00 RM 1.00
- Chilean Dollars 1.00 at RM 4.20 RM 4.20
- Total RM 1,736,554.12
Jewellery and other
- 15,883 Rings, gold, with brilliants and
diamonds Average in RM: 1,500.00 [Total] RM: 23,824,500.00;
- 9,019 Ladies' gold wrist watches 250.00
- 3,681 Gentlemen's gold pocket watches
- 353 Bracelets with brilliants and diamonds
- 1,716 Gold earrings with brill. and diam.
- 2,497 Gold brooches with brill. and diam.
- 130 Single large brilliants 1,000.00
- 2,511.37 Carat Individual brilliants
- 13,458.62 Carat Individual diamonds 50.00
- 291 Tie pins with brilliants 100.00
- 660 Gentlemen's gold wrist-watches 100.00
- 458 Ladies' fob watches with brilliants
- 273 Ladies' watches of platinum &
brill. 1,200.00 327,600.00;
- 349 Ladies' gold fob watches 250.00
- 362 Ladies' gold watches with brill. &
diam. 600.00 317,200.00;
- 27 Armbands with brill. & diam. 250.00 6,750.00;
- 40 Gold
brooches 350.00 14,000.00;
- 18 Cufflinks with brilliants 160.00
- 114.20 Kg. Pearls 6,000,000.00;
- 63 Plat. & Brill. watch cases 1,000.00
- 4 Ladies' platinum watches 300.00
- 3 Gentleman's pocket watches with brill.
- 4 Necklaces of brilliants and diamonds
- 8 Ladies' golden ring-watches 150.00
- 4 Ladies' fob watches with pearls 200.00
- 18 Gold fountain pens 20.00 360.00;
- 5 Gold revolving pencils 15.00 75.00;
- 1 Gold cigarette case 400.00 400.00;
- 60,125 Watches of various kinds 10.00
- 7.80 Kg. Coral 600.00;
- 3 Golden compacts 50.00 150.00;
- 103,614 Watches to be repaired 2.00
- 29,391 Spectacles 3.00 88,173.00;
- 350 Shaving equipment 2.00 700.00;
- 800 Pocket knives 1.00 200.00;
- 3,240 Money purses 1.50 4,860.00;
- 1,315 Briefcases 2.50 3,287.50;
- 1,300 Scissors 0.50 750.00;
- 230 Flashlights 0.50 115.00;
- 6,943 Alarm clocks, to be repaired 1.00
- 2,343 Alarm clocks, in order 4.00
- 627 Sunglasses 0.50 313.50;
- 41 Silver cigarette cases 15.00 615.00;
- 230 Clinical thermometers 3.00 690.00;
- Total: 43,662,150.00
- 1,901 Wagons of clothing, underclothing,
bed feathers and rags to an average value of RM: 26,000,000.00;
- Camp articles to an average value of
- Total: 46,000,000.00
- Currency delivered, Zlotys and RM-Notes:
- Precious metals RM 8,973,651.60;
- Foreign currency in notes RM 4,521,224.13;
- Foreign currency in gold coins RM
- Jewelry and other valuables RM
- Textiles RM 46,000,000.00;
- Total RM 178,745,960.59
Rzepa SS Oberscharfuehrer and Chief of Cash Office
Wippern SS Sturmbannfuehrer and Chief of Administration
Globocnik [=] [Rubber Stamp:] Personal Staff Reichsfuehrer SS, Ref. No.
H. H. [Himmler]
__________ Measures for
Pacifying Foreign Nationals During Transfer of
- Poles who are fit
for work have already been resettled during previous expulsions on
so-called z-farms within the colonization area, with an increase of their
former property. These z-farms form the nucleus of the z-village, where
the German settlers and Polish workers are lodged. Not only do these
Polish workers receive a guaranteed wage and an employment book, but their
food supply is also cared for through the SWG.
- Only elements with a bad record will be
expelled for security reasons. For this reason the security police are at
present carrying out the following:
a. Villages which lie within
that part of the district of z-areas which is to be colonized will be combed
for elements who are a danger to security, so that
only the reliable part of the population will remain.
- Villages which lie outside the
colonization area and are considered to be bandit infested are subject to
same action. The population mentioned under paragraph a will then be invited to emigrate voluntarily to the uninhabited
farms mentioned under paragraph 1. By this action the colonization area
will be free and can be colonized by Germans.
Security measures are
always looked upon with understanding by the peaceful part of the population;
this will therefore be a way to pacify the population.
Question of Expropriation.
- All Poles, including those who are being
brought into the labor cycle in the Reich, are to be given certificates
confirming what property they have left behind. They will be informed that
they will receive a suitable compensation some time in the form of goods
or cash. This applies also to those who have already been expelled to
date. The certificates are to be issued by the DUT. I request the
Reichsfuehrer SS to give his approval to this.
- Admission of the whole of the expelled
population into State property is not possible because of the overcrowding
of the space.
- Owing to the favorable weather, spring
tilling can take place five weeks earlier than usual this season. Owing to
this shift in time, colonization will be carried out after the completion
of spring tilling. This has the advantage on the one hand that the Poles
can till their fields normally and production will not be upset, while on
the other hand the settlers will not run the risk of not being able, in
view of the shortness of the time, to carry out their spring tilling,
owing to ignorance of local conditions. The settlers will, therefore, have
the benefit of the harvest, and their reconstruction work can be carried
out without any hurry.
- The classification into four groups could
take place without any further ado, owing to the fact that Groups I and
II, as racially valuable, have no objection to being transferred to the
Reich anyhow; Group III, for the greater part, will remain here in any
case, whereas Group IV will be sent for employment as laborers. The
communications from persons previously sent to the Reich, reporting that
they are getting on well there, and the people's realization of the fact
that up to now nobody has been treated like the Jews have already taken
away the frightening atmosphere surrounding this system of grouping. It is
precisely in such cases that one has to await the results of measures;
only then does the realization prevail. The rumor mongers are then proved
to be liars without any further ado.
- Again I request you to consider whether my
former proposal to lodge the expelled Poles, and especially also the
Ukrainians in the Eastern territories, especially the Ukraine, may not be
feasible after all. I believe that there is not only sufficient space
today because of the events of the war, but also that this form of
transferring population with new allocations of land would have the best
results and that it facilitates the expulsion. For the Ukrainians this
would mean a return to their own area. A tendency in this direction exists
already, and for the Poles it is a fact with which they have reckoned for
a long time.
I therefore request the
Reichsfuehrer SS to leave the hitherto existing measures as they are.
The above-mentioned facts
may not have been known to governor Waechter when the report was made.
Globocnik SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lieut. General of Police
[Rubber stamp] Personal
Staff, Reichsfuehrer SS Correspondence administration File
Measures for the further
transfer of populations
As many quarters express
themselves against the transfer of populations on the grounds that it causes
too much unrest among the foreigners, thus disturbing production, the following
measures have been decided upon:
1. Verbal propaganda will
spread news about the discontinuation of these transfers.
- No authority will announce anything before
the actual moment when the transfer of populations is to be carried out.
Planning will be done secretly.
- The time for immigration will be fixed for
after the spring tilling of the fields, so that the foreigners will carry
out the cultivation of the land, and the new settlers will already be able
to make use of the harvest. This has the advantage that, under the above
mentioned presuppositions, the foreigners will till their fields in all
districts, while the German settlers will not run the danger, in view of
the shortness of the time, of possibly being hindered in their spring
- The transfer of Poles should be carried
out in such a manner that the good elements are put, as much as possible
voluntarily, in districts cleared by the Security Police, and the transfer
is entitled "The Establishment of Security in the Partisan
districts". The bad elements will be taken away gradually, where they
are not employed as auxiliary workers.
- The announcement of the time of
immigration will be made only on the day of the transfer of population.
- All villages will be occupied in advance
by the "Landwacht" (country guard) in all parts of the
organization formed by settlers, who, having received previous training,
are to save the use of our own SS forces.
O. U. the 7/1/1943
[initialled] H. H. [Himmler]
1. In the course of the
security operation Werewolf I, the area roughly west of the points colonization
area via Bilgoraj-Tarnogrod, bordered on the West by the district frontier,
extending southwards are far as Belzec and from there along the road via
Tomasgow to Zamosc as far as the southern border of the colonization area has
been cleared of the native population.
- The part to the South of the Bilgoraj wood
will be handed over to the Ukrainians and in such a manner that-
a. The Ukrainians already
living there will receive more land up to an average area of 6 hectares, so
that a part of the evacuated land will already be colonized in that way, and
- Where there are too few native
Ukrainians, Ukrainian families will be moved from the Hrubieszower area
and resettled there. The Ukrainian inhabited area will thus be loosened
there and ground will be freed adjoining the colonization area.
- The Bilgoraj wood itself will be
completely evacuated and will not be recolonized.
- The part to the north of the Bilgoraj wood, limited roughly by the Tomasgow-Krasnobrod road
and further, will also be newly colonized with Ukrainians as under 2b.
- The area to the South of the present
colonization area of Zamosc will thus remain vacant, and racial Germans
and persons of German stock can be settled there. Persons of German stock
from the district of Hrubieszow have already been collected for this
purpose. This is all the more necessary as they are not being abandoned to
Polishdom as stray Germans.
- In the course of the operations, the towns
of Tomasgow and Zamosc will also be evacuated of Poles, and Germans are to
be settled there. Accordingly the Security operation would have the
population of this area, who have lived on robbery and banditry for decades, is
30,000 workers are brought to the Reich.
territory surrounding the German settlement area will then be settled with
Ukrainians, who form a sort of buffer and are more peacefully inclined toward
addition, as a result of this colonization, the state of tension of the Poles
will be transferred to the Ukrainians, and they are turned into defense forces.
new agrarian structure arises as proletarian ownership disappears and an
average farm area of 6 hectares is formed, which contributes to intensification
and increased production.
German colonization territory will be free for a further influx of Germans,
this presupposing a security measure. But the German colonization territory
will thereby be enlarged which helps toward the essential security of the
territory. Pressure by the Poles can then be exerted only from the North and it
is then easier to guarantee the security of the colonization territory from one
SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lt. General of Police. [=] Trieste, 11/4/1943
Higher SS and Police Chief in the Operational Zone of the Adriatic Coastal
Gl./Go. Diary No. 225/43 [initialled] H. H. [Himmler]
To the Reichsfuehrer SS and
Chief of the German Police, Heinrich Himmler, Berlin
I concluded Operation
Reinhardt, which I have been directing on the government-general, on
10/19/1943, and have dissolved all camps.
I take the liberty of
submitting the attached portfolio to you, Reichsfuehrer, as my final statement.
My observations on Lublin
showed that a special center of radiation existed in the government-general and
particularly in the Lublin district, and I have tried,
therefore, to capture these dangerous tendencies graphically. It may prove to
be a good thing for the future if we can point to the elimination of this
danger. I have, however, also endeavored to give a picture of the employment of
labor, from which one can not only gather the extent
of the work, but also with how few Germans this fatal effort was made possible.
It has at any rate grown to such proportions today, that well known industries
are interesting themselves in it.
I have meanwhile handed
these labor camps over to SS Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl.
Please, Reichsfuehrer, look
through this portfolio.
During a visit, you,
Reichsfuehrer, held out to me the prospect that a few Iron Crosses might be
awarded for the special performances of this hard task after the work had been concluded.
Please advise me, Reichsfuehrer, whether I may submit suggestions in this
I beg to point out that
such an award to the forces of the local SS and Police Chief was authorized for
the work in Warsaw, which formed only a comparatively small part of the total
I should be grateful to
you, Reichsfuehrer, for a positive decision regarding this matter, as I would
like to see the hard work of my men rewarded.
Hitler! [signed] Globocnik SS Gruppenfuehrer and Lieut. General of Police
Note for the files Action
"Reinhardt" also comes under "Top Secret" 1851/43 Secret.
Reichsfuehrer SS RF/M
[Rubber Stamp] Personal Staff, Reichsfuehrer SS Correspondence Administration.
File No. Secret 155
To the Higher SS and Police
Chief in the Adriatic Coast zone of operations, SS Gruppenfuehrer GLOBOCNIK
I confirm receipt of your
letter dated 11/4/1943 and your notification regarding the termination of
action Reinhardt. Also I thank you for the portfolio you sent me.
I express to you my thanks
and my acknowledgment for the great and unique services which you have
performed to the entire German people by carrying out the action Reinhardt.
Heil Hitler! Sincerely
yours [signed] H. H. [H. Himmler] [=]