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Here are some more extracts from the link he provided:
http://www.holocaust-history.org/works/ ... tro001.htm
The Jaeger Report:
A Chronicle of Nazi Mass Murder
From the Report:
The Jews had to be assembled at one or several locations. Depending on the number, a place for the required pits had to be found and the pits dug. The marching route from the assembly place to the pits amounted on average to 4 to 5 kilometers. The Jews were transported to the place of execution in detachments of 500, at intervals of at least 2 kilometers. The attendant difficulties and nerve-wracking activity occasioned in doing this are shown in a randomly selected example:
In Rokiskis, 3,208 people had to be transported 4.5 kilometers before they could be liquidated. To accomplish this task in 24 hours, more than 60 of the 80 available Lithuanian partisans had to be allocated for transportation and cordoning off duty.
………………………On average, in every city in the district, there were 600 people of Lithuanian affiliation in prison, although there was no actual reason for their incarceration. They were taken into custody because of simple denunciations, etc. by partisans. Several personal accounts were settled in this way. Nobody looked after them. One ought to have been in the prisons and spent a minute in the overcrowded cells, which, in respect to hygiene, defied description. In Jonava - and this is one example of many - 16 men, all of whom could have been set free since there was nothing to bring against them, sat for 5 weeks in a dreary cellar room 3 meters long, 3 meters wide and 1.65 meters high. Girls aged 13 to 16 were locked up because they, in order to get work, had applied for admission to the Communist youth.
Those whom we sentenced to 1-3 and 6 months because of their offences were also specially set off, as were those who were to be liquidated, such as criminals, Communist functionaries, politruks and other such riffraff. In addition to the announced punishment, some, according to the offence, especially Communist functionaries, received 10 to 40 lashes with the whip, which were meted out immediately.
Those who were to be let free were led in a platoon to the marketplace and there, after a short speech in the presence of many inhabitants, let go. The speech had the following content (it was immediately translated sentence by sentence by an interpreter into Lithuanian and Russian): “If we were Bolshevists, we would have shot you, but because we are Germans, we give you your freedom.” Then followed a severe admonition to abstain from all political activity, to report to the German authorities any hostile activities that came to their attention and to intensively and immediately busy themselves in reconstruction, especially in agriculture. Should one of them again be found guilty of an offence, he would be shot. Then they were released. One cannot imagine the joy, gratitude and enthusiasm that our measures triggered in those who were freed and in the population. We often had to deflate the enthusiasm with sharp words, when women, children and men with tear-filled eyes sought to kiss our hands and feet.( “gez. Jäger SS-Standartenführer”.)
Here are extracts from the assessment of Yale F. Edeiken:
Link as above :http://www.holocaust-history.org/works/ ... tro001.htm
In "Messages of Murder," a study of the reports of the Einsatzgruppen, Ronald Headland wrote: "Jaeger's report is only several pages long, but for cold-blooded horror, for a mind-boggling depravity that leaves one stunned and incredulous at the ordered recording of such atrocities, this report is without equal in all of the Einsatzgruppen reports" . The report was written at the request of Walter Stahlecker, the commander of Einsatzgruppe A by Karl Jaeger, the commander of Einsatzkommando 3, one of the subunits of Einsatzgruppe A.
As the Jaeger Report notes, some of the killing was carried out by Lithuanian "militia" and "partisans" even before Einsatzkommando 3 began its operations. The Lithuanian forces continued to assist Einsatzkommando 3 in the period covered by the Jaeger Report.
In response to his commander's request, Jaeger composed his report which tersely details the murders that were committed by his troops. There were only five copies of this report of which only the fourth survives. It was located in the Central Lithuanian Archives in Vilnius . Although it was discovered too late to be used in either the Nuremberg Trial before the IMT or the trial of the commanders of the Einsatzgruppen in the subsequent trials , the Jaeger Report has been used at several other legal proceedings in several countries including Germany, Canada, and the United States. The most recent use of the Jaeger Report was in "U.S. v. Stelmokas" 100 F.3rd 302 (3rd Cir.; 1996). During the trial before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania , the Jaeger Report was accepted as authentic and reliable over the objections of the defendant. Its impact can be gauged by the statement of one of the appeals court judges who reviewed the document. "Colonel Jaeger reports the executions of thousands of Jews and hundreds of others in such an impersonal, matter-of-fact-manner and with such pride that his account leaves one in a horror-driven state of shock." (100 F.3rd 302, 325). As the courts in that case noted, there is no doubt that the report is both authentic and reliable.
Neither Jaeger nor Stahlecker ever stood trial for their crimes. Stahlecker was mortally wounded by Soviet partisans in March, 1942. Jaeger survived the war and lived in Germany until his report was discovered. Arrested and charged with his crimes, Karl Jaeger committed suicide in prison while he was awaiting trial.
The Jaeger Report is not only authentic but stands as one of the most important documents about the Holocaust. It gives historians a close look at the actual procedures used by the Einsatzgruppen and how proud they were of their work . No other known document presents this detailed an account of the regular and steady growth in the toll of victims as the Holocaust progressed. For the layman, the Jaeger Report - with its precise and dispassionate account of mass murder - helps to make the cold-blooded, premeditated killing of over one million human beings by the Einsatzgruppen a horrifying reality.
It is worth to repeat the last sentence:
For the layman, the Jaeger Report - with its precise and dispassionate account of mass murder - helps to make the cold-blooded, premeditated killing of over one million human beings by the Einsatzgruppen a horrifying reality.
If the Jaeger Report is authentic, then there is no doubt about the “horrifying reality” of the orthodox relation of the Holocaust. It surely “stands as one of the most important documents about the Holocaust” – if it is authentic.
It can be compared to the gas chamber at Dachau. If the Germans built that one, they certainly had gas chambers at any other camp you wish to name. Why shouldn’t they?
The “mind-boggling depravity” of such a mass murder urge, documented at the request of the commander, is “paraded” as follows:
(side 8 ).The operations in Kauen itself, where reasonably sufficient trained partisans were available, can be considered as parade shootings compared to the often enormous difficulties that had to be dealt with outside. All the leaders and men of my commando in Kauen have taken part actively in the large-scale operations. Only one official from the police records department was excused from participation due to illness.
The commander was informed about certain frustrations of the said “urge”:
(side 7)In Lithuania, there are no more Jews, other than the Work Jews, including their families. They are:
In Schaulen around 4,500
In Kauen “ 15,000
In Wilna “ 15,000
I also wanted to kill these Work Jews, including their families, which however brought upon me acrimonious challenges from the civil administration (the Reichskommisar) and the army and caused the prohibition: the Work Jews and their families are not to be shot!
That damned Reichskommisar! “Acrimonious challenges”!
Did Stahlecker understand the hardships of an exterminator?
“Oleg” has posted documents concerning child murders at Belaya Tserkov :
http://www.thirdreichforum.com/phpBB2/v ... .php?t=287
It was discussed here :
http://www.thirdreichforum.com/phpBB2/v ... c&start=40
That massacre has the same problems in its documentation as the Jaeger Report.
In a couple of day we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Perhaps the subject of Belaya Tserkov is distasteful to consider in the closeness of such a joyful event in human history.
Then consider this:
Just looking at that painting again….well, I’ve decided to use my “sceptic” side here at this site, and not to trust any “gut feelings”.
Herod’s massacre of the innocents may be a historical myth, but Brueghel is true. You have no impulse to “leer” at the sight of those mothers with their children….
But the Jaeger Report gives the opposite impression to true art. It has the redundances of information, that characterizes a falsification "for a purpose".
Why incriminate the Lithuanian “partisans” by emphasizing their cruel treatment of those girls, who..” in order to get work, had applied for admission to the Communist youth”?
Why this exactitude of the cell measurements? (see above : 3x3x1,65 meters). It looks contrived, evidence invented for a purpose of prosecution (in Lithuania?).
What “superior instance” of a military organisation would WANT this kind of information? Of what USE would it be to the Nazis?
Must we postulate a “realm of madness”?