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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:35

Document ECR-177, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 735.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-177

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 30 June 1941
Herrengracht 380

Subject : Occupation Costs.

The Military Commander in Holland just informed us, that the figures for May changed as follows :

Occupation costs 76,2 mill guilders.
Non-occupation costs 33,7 mill guilders.
Total 109,9 mill guilders.

Reichskreditkasse
[signatures illegible]
To the Central Administration of the RKK in Berlin

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:37

Document ECR-178, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 735.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-178

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 25 July 1941
Herrengracht 380

Subject: Occupation Costs.

To the Central Administration of the RKK in Berlin

The Military Commander in Holland informed us today of the occupation costs for June 1941.
The figures are :
Occupations costs 80,1 mill guilders.
Non-occupations costs 21,3 mill guilders.
Total 101,4 mill guilders.

Reichskreditkasse
[signatures illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:39

Document ECR-179, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 735-736.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-179

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 28 Aug. 1941

Subject: Occupation Costs. .
The occupation costs for July 1941 amount to 66,9 mill guilders
The non-occupation costs July 1941 amount to 24,3 mill guilders

Total 91,2 mill guilders

A credit of 5,6 mill guilders for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] was demanded in July 1941.

We are informed by the Chief Paymaster of the Military Commander that the occupation costs have tendency to increase at present because of the movement of larger navy and air force units to Holland. Larger elements of the Army will follow in the winter. Occupation costs for Aug. will be about 100 Mill, for Sept. about 110 Mill: guilders.
During a personal discussion with the left-undersigned we were complimented by some gentlemen of the Chief Paymaster

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Office for the pleasant collaboration with the RKK Amsterdam and they also expressed their wish that no change in the management of the RKK should take place.

Reichskreditkasse
[signature illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:40

Document ECR-180, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 736.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-180

Amsterdam, 30 September 1941

Reichskreditkasse
Subject: Occupation Costs.

For the month of August 1941 occupation costs are 72.0 mill.
Non-occupation costs amount to 22.6 mill.

Total in gulden 94.6 mill.

The credit for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] was drawn on in August 1941 for 3.2 million gulden.

As we mentioned in our report of 28.8.41, occupation costs have a light tendency towards increasing. This is particularly due to the Navy, which makes increased demands due to large shipbuilding contracts. Thus in August the consumption by the Navy and Air Force was about the same, at 40 million gulden each, while that of the Air Force has previously been about 10 million gulden higher. As a whole, the amount of occupation costs is mainly determined by new construction which has become necessary, the new building of airfields and the letting of shipbuilding contracts, less by the consumption of troop units. The monthly need of a division at war strength is estimated at 3, or at the most 4 million gulden.

Until now, the financial situation of the Military Commander had developed favorably, since the credit of 100 million gulden available monthly has only been consumed completely infrequently. The credit reserve, composed of funds from return transfers by the Reichshauptkasse and the gulden credit balance, on which we reported in detail on 27.5.41, amounts at present to 145.7 million gulden. The Reichshauptkasse will therefore not be drawn on in the predictable future.

However, these facts do not have to be known by the Netherlands financial administration, since they are always trying to get a reduction in occupation costs.

Reichskreditkasse
[two signatures illegible]

To the Central Administration of the RKK, Berlin.

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:42

Document ECR-181, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 737.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-181 RKK

Amsterdam, Oct. 28, 1941
[Stamp]
Centr. Admin.
Oct. 31st 1941 1. Part
File number 19864/41

Subject: Occupation costs.

Occupation costs for the month of Sept. 41 77,6 Mill fl.
Non-occupation costs for the month of Sept. 41 22,5 Mill fl.

Total guilders 100,1 Mill fl.

The credit for the civil Administration [Reichskommissar] only claimed 100,000 guilders in Sept. 41, as there was an asset left from the previous months. But in the first week of Oct. alone it already was drawn on for 3,000,000 guilders.

The previously reported rising tendency of occupation costs keeps on. The orders from the Navy for shipbuilding and also for Airports from the Aircorps are responsible. The troop consumption is less important at the time being but is expected to increase also. In the near future, a transfer of 4 Div. from Russia to Holland is to be expected. Troops stationed in Holland at the present will be moved further toward the Coast while the newly arriving troops will occupy the vacant space behind the front. A further increase of occupation troops is to be expected. A rumor among the Dutch people speaks of 500,000, which is considered as exaggerated by the BN.

We do expect an increase in the exchange business, which could be already lightly noticed lately, in which all 3 Branches of the Armed Forces will be equally represented.

RKK
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To the Central Administration RKK, Berlin.

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:43

Document ECR-182, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 737-738.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-182

Amsterdam, 29 Nov. 1941
From RKK to Central Admin. of RKK, Berlin C III

Subject: Occupation Costs.

Occupation costs for Oct. 1941 85,9 Mill hfl.
Non-occupation costs for Oct. 1941 17,5 Mill hfl.

Total 103,4 Mill hfl.

Civilian Administration [Reichskommissar] used 3,1 Mill hfl.

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The amt. in excess of 100 Mill hfl. (3,4 Mill hfl) was taken from the 53 Mill hfl reserve, formed through refunds of earlier non-occupation costs by the Reich.

Among the non-occupation costs here is an item, previously not known to us, "paid out money orders", which includes the money order payments of all 3 components of the Wehrmacht, as follows.

Feb. 1941 4,6 Mill hfl.
March 2,1 Mill H.
April 2,7 Mill hfl.
May 2,5 Mill hfl.
June 2,3 Mill hfl.
July 2,9 Mill hfl.
Aug 4,0 Mill hfl.
Sept 4,9 Mill hfl.
Oct 5,4 Mill hfl.

[Total] 31,4 Mill hfl.

Amounts until Jan. 1941 had been refunded by the "Reichspost." About the following month negotiations are taking place now between the OKW and the Reichspost. The Reichskommissar (Postpresident Dr. Linnemayer) is corresponding in this matter but a decision has not yet been made. The great difference in the amts. of Feb. and March are due to strong shipments of troops at this time. The rising tendency, beginning April is due to the lifting of the foreign currency restriction [Devisengrenze].

RKK
/S/ Kose
/S/ [illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:47

Document ECR-183, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 738-739.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR–183

Amsterdam, Jan. 6, 42
RKK
[Stamp]
Centr. Admin. RKK
Jan. 8th 1942

File number 604/42

Subject: Occupation Costs.

Occupation costs for the month of Nov. 41 Fl 73,5 Mill.
Non-occupation costs for the month of Nov. 41 F1 13,5 Mill.

Total gulden 87,0 Mill.

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The claim on the credit provided for Civil Administration amounted to 5,6 Mill guilders.

The requests for airport installations have decreased. Orders for building were filled in the main part. Contrary to that, orders from the navy for shipyards were still increased lately and require a great part of the occupation costs.
In our report of Nov. 29th 41, we mentioned that a discussion about refunds for paid out Field-Post-Office-deposits was held, no decisions have been made, as the participant did not agree.

RKK
(s) Keye
(s) [illegible]

To the Central Administration RKK, in Berlin C III.

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:49

Document ECR-184, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 739.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-184

Amsterdam, 30 Jan. 1942
Reichskreditkasse

Subject: Occupation Costs.

The occupation costs for Dec. 1941 amounted to 62,8 Mill guil.
The non-occupation costs 25,6 Mill guil.

Total in guilders 88,4 Mill guil.

A credit of 3,2 Mill guilders for the civil administration [Reichskommisar] was demanded in December 1941.

The amount spent for total occupation costs per December was about the same as the amount for November. On 28 Oct. 41 we informed you that the amount will increase and gave as reason the expected arrival of 4 Divisions which were supposed to move from Russia to Holland. Preparations for their arrival are still kept up, the divisions, however, have not yet arrived.

7.7 million guilders have been payed by the WBN to the German Service Postoffice [Dienstpost] Netherlands for services rendered by this office to the Armed Forces. This payment was made for the period of the start of the occupation until Dec. 1941.

The negotiations between OKW and the Reichspost concerning the refund for "paid field post money orders" are not concluded so far. The amount increased in the meantime to 36 Mill guilders.

Reichskreditkasse
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To the Central Administration of the RKK, in Berlin C III.

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:50

Document ECR-185, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 740.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-185

RKK
Amsterdam, Feb. 27th 42

[Stamp]
Central Admin. RKK
March 2nd 1942

File number 4236/42
Subject: Occupation Costs.

Occupation costs for the month of June 42 guilders 84,1 Mill.
Non-occupation costs for the month of June 42 guilders 26,9 Mill.

Total guilders 111,0 Mill.

Credit for Civil Admin. [Reichskommissar] was used to the extent of 2,6 Mill. Guilders in January 1942.

The increase compared with the previous month of a total of 22,6 Mill. includes 21,3 Mill. for purely occupation costs. An other strong item included is the coastline fortifications of the Navy. This will not be all ; we heard that as soon as the warmer weather period sets in, big inland fortifications will be built.

RKK
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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:52

Document ECR-186, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 740-741.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-186

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 28 March 1942
Central Administration of the RKK
1st April 1942 1st mail

File no 6148/42
Subj. Occupation costs

For the month of February 1942 occupation costs amount to hfl 54,7 Mill
Non-occupation costs amount to 21,3 Mill

Hfl 76,0 Mill.

Credit of 0,3 Mill guilders was claimed for the Civil Administration [Reichskommissar] for February 1942. But this credit claim again rose to 2,3 Mill Gulden during first half of March

A final decision was made by OKW regarding the "paid out" Army Postal Money Order which, until now, were entered under non-occupation costs and about which we sent a report on 29 Nov. 41. According to this decision, paid out Army Postal Money Orders will be considered occupation costs in the future.

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The amount of 48 Mill guilders accumulated to the present time will be transferred to occupation costs probably in March. The equivalent received by the Reichspost will probably have been posted as Reichs income.

It cannot be foreseen yet how sizeable the started fortifications will be. Alarm activities were observed at the office of the WBN yesterday which we caused by the more severe pressure by the English upon the Dutch coast. Isolated shock troops operations were observed, last towards Hoek van Holland.

Reichskreditkasse
/s/ Koze
/s/ [illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:53

Document ECR-187, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 741-742.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-187

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 30 April 1942
Central Admin. of the RKK
4th May 1942 1st Mail

File No 8876/42
Subject: Occupation costs.

For March 1942 occupation costs amount to hfl 64,285 Mill.
Non-occupation costs amount to hfl 17,212 Mill.

Total guilders 81,497 Mill.

Credit claimed for Civilian Administration ,[Reichskommissar] amounted to 5,9 Mill. Gulden for March 1942.

Construction of fortification is in full operation especially along the coast which is undertaken by the Todt organization in connection with a fortress-engineers staff. Several regions along the coast near Scheveningen are off limits. From the distance we notice ground movement near Scheveningen. An amount of 150 Mill. guilders is provided for the completion of construction at the present time which is paid in installments by the WBN and the Organization Todt. The final balancing of accounts will follow later and only then will they become a part of occupation costs.

The Dutch coast areas have been divided into three alternate defense lines. Den Haag is located in one of them. OKW therefore decided that the WBN headquarters could not remain in den Haag any longer and moved them to Hilversum a few days ago where the undersigned (at the left side) reported yesterday. The office of the Reichskommissar and its numerous offices, on the

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other hand, will remain in den Haag for the present. There will not be any changes in Amsterdam which is not situated in the first danger zone. But measures for a defense are being set up here also. Military specialists of the WBN do not consider it possible that the enemy will land larger forces in Holland. Parachute or Airborne troops are expected, though, which they expect to finish off within a few hours.

Up to the present only one decision [sic] arrived in Holland from the East, which came about 2 weeks ago.

Reichskreditkasse
/s/ Koze
/s/ [illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:55

Document ECR-188, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 742-743.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-188

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 13 July 1942
Central Administration of the RKK
15th July 1942

File No V 182/42
Subj : Occupation costs.

CONFIDENTIAL

Occupation cost for April 1942 amount to hfl 62,891 Mill
Non-occupation cost for April 1942 amount to hfl. 16,481 Mill.

Total guilders 79,372 Mill.

For May 1942 occupation costs amount to hfl 81,389 Mill.
Non-occupation costs amount to hfl 22,255 Mill,

Total guilders 103,644 Mill.

Credit of 3,0 Mill. Gulden was claimed for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] in May 1942 and 3,2 Mill. Gulden in June 1942.

Occupation costs have a tendency to rise. They will further increase in the coming summer months because of the numerous fortifications and the payments of the Todt-Organization. A further increase in occupation troops is expected also. Doubts regarding the admissibility of information about occupation costs were mentioned at the WBN a few weeks ago. But we were successful in dispersing them by pointing out the special tasks of the RKK and the partly military composition of the Administration Council as well as the fact that the Central Administration also knows the figures of all other occupied countries. Therefore we shall receive again the statements regularly in the future. But

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the undersigned (to the left) told the WBN today that these statements are not to be made public and that they are not to be made known to the Dutch. Because of this we shall mail occupation costs as "confidential matter" in the future and under special cover according to special information No. 4/42.

Reichskreditkasse
/s/ Koze
/s/ [illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:56

Document ECR-189, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 743.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-189

Journal numbers of the Cent. Adm. V 205/42
Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 13 Aug. 1942

CONFIDENTIAL

Subject : Occupation Costs.

CONFIDENTIAL

The occupation costs for the month of June 1942 amount to hfl 83,862 Mill.
The non-occupation costs for the month of June 1942 amount to hfl 26,977 Mill.

Total guilders 110,839 Mill.

A credit of 3,2 Mill guilders for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] was demanded in June 1942.

The occupation costs continue to rise. The expenditures were mainly made for fortifications constructions, construction for the shipbuilding Deputy, and also caused by the increase of occupation troops.

Reichskreditkasse
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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:57

Document ECR-190, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, pp. 743-744.

[quote]TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR-190

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 31 Aug. 1942

Subject : Occupation Costs.

CONFIDENTIAL

The occupation costs for July 1942 amount to hfl.. 89,564 Mill.
The non-occupation costs for July 1942 amount to hfl 23,481 Mill.

Total, guilders 113,045 Mill.

A credit of 5,9 Mill. guilders for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] was used in July 1942.

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The occupation costs increased slightly also in this month. The expenditures again were mainly made for construction of fortifications, construction for the Shipbuilding Deputy, and for the Air Force.

Reichskreditkasse
/s/ [illegible]

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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 19:58

Document ECR-191, from Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. VII, US Government Printing Office, District of Columbia: 1946, p. 744.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT ECR—191

Reichskreditkasse
Amsterdam, 30 Sept. 1942

Subject: Occupation Costs.

CONFIDENTIAL

The occupation costs for August 1942 amount to hfl 92,629 Mill.
The non-occupation costs for August 1942 amount to hfl 14,916 Mill.

Total guilders 107,545 Mill.

A credit of 3,0 Mill. guilders for the civil administration [Reichskommissar] was demanded in Aug. 1942.

The pure occupation costs increased further during this month. The funds were mainly used for the development of the coast fortifications and for the navy.

Reichskreditkasse
/s/ [illegible]

To the Central Administration of the Reichskreditkassen, in Berlin C III.

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