Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV
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The chief of the Security Police and the Security Service.
IV D 3-3 B/41 g.Rs.-

Berlin, 18 Jun. 1941


Express letter

To all state police Administrative office
(To the State Police, attention SS Stubaf. RR. Nosske or Representative at AAchen)

Subject: Measures to be taken against Emigrants and civilian workers who came from the great russian areas and against Foreign workers.

Reference: None

To prevent the unauthorized and arbitrary return of Russian, ukrainian, White Ruthenians, Cossack and Caucasian emigrants and civilian workers from the territory of the Reich to the East and to prevent attempts at disorder by foreign workers in the German production, I decide as follows:

1. The managers of the branch offices [Stuetzpunkt] of the Russian, Ukrainian, White Ruthenian and Caucasians trustee office [Vertrauensstellen] as well as the relief committee and the leading members of the Russian, Ukrainian, White Ruthenian, Cossack and caucasian emigration organisations are to be notified immediately that they are not allowed to leave their domicile without permission of the security police until further notice. Also they are to be told to apply the same measures to the members who are under their care. Their attention is to be called to the fact that they will be arrested because of unauthorized leaving of the place of work and domicile. I request you to have a check up of the attendance of branch office leaders if possible by daily requests in these concerns.

2. Emigrants and foreign workers are to be arrested if it seems necessary in the situation if there is no doubt of their guilt and if they are under the suspicion of having been active for the U.S.S.R. in transmitting news. The measure is to be in readiness, however, it should not be executed before the pass word "Fremdvoelker" has been transmitted by means of urgent telegram.

3. In case of refusals to work or in making propaganda for the enemy or suspicion of sabotage among all foreign laborers arrests and protective custody should be applied most strictly.

4. Persons who violate issued decrees or who try to provoke disturbances in factories or meetings by inflammatory speeches to the emigrants or foreign workers are also to be arrested.

5. It is an absolute necessity for the maintenance of German production to its capacity that emigrants and foreign workers remain at their places of work. In case, conditions in certain communities require that special measures be taken to reach this objective. I ask for appropriate action and report.

The RSHA to be kept posted how these measures are carried out. The decree also is to be applied to emigrants who came from the Baltic states-Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians.

By order

Certified correct: /s/ Signature
Chancellery clerk.
Aachen, 3 July 1941

Note: The original decree can be found under IIIc under File No. 20/41 top secret



Secret State Police, State Police Bldg.-Aachen
II E br.-No. 6/41 top Secret

Aachen, 22 Jan. 1942

1. The written record of these proceedings was worked out and sent through as a secret matter under II E under No. 303/41.

2. R II deliver taken care of 22.Jan.

3. To the Top Secret File
By order
[illegible] Koer
Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV
Office of the United States Chief Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality
Washington, DC : United States Government Printing Office, 1946

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