Loog wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:40 pm
JODL: No. Of course, one is wise after the event. I too have learned many things today which I did not know before. However, this knowledge does not apply at all here, because there were next to no Jews among the partisans. In the main, these partisans were fanatical Russian fighters-mostly White Russians-and were as hard as steel. And, to a question put by my counsel, even the witness Bach-Zelewski had to admit that there were just about no Jews among these partisans.
For your readers you should perhaps mention who Jodl was. Generaloberst Alfred Jodl had the equivalent rank of a 4 star general, just below the rank of Field Marshall.
Jodl signed the Commissar Order of 6 June 1941 (in which Soviet political commissars were to be shot) and the Commando Order of 28 October 1942 (in which Allied commandos, including properly uniformed soldiers as well as combatants wearing civilian clothes, such as Maquis and partisans, were to be executed immediately without trial if captured behind German lines).
The Generaloberst spent most of the war in Wolfsschanze
. It would appear that the Partizani his soldiers were fighting didn't want juden in their ranks, perhaps to save them or perhaps der Juden were the ones pulling the strings, maybe hauling large ropes.
Released Soviet archive data suggest that Juden accounted for 5.2% of the partizani in Ukraine. Most of der jüdisch partizani did not fight in combat with soldaten but hid in forests, swamps as terrorist fighters; this is why polizei units were needed to flush them out. Polizei not soldaten.
Just under 40% of the NKVD, Soviet Secret Polizei were juden. Once an area was reoccupied, control over all Partizani was assumed by the Chief of Security Troops, who commanded all NKVD forces within each army group zone. Soviet Handbook
Due to the strategic importance of the Partizani, they were controlled by the NKVD who had a huge jüdisch presence and cracked the whip. “About 40 percent of high-ranking NKVD officers had jüdisch nationality recorded in their identity documents,”; Yale University professor Timothy Snyder
, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
When Stalin replaced Yagoda in September 1936, he appointed another Jude, the more zealous Nikolai Yezhov
. In January 1937 the 111 top NKVD officials included 42 Jden (38%), 35 Russians, 8 Latvians, and 26 others. Of the twenty NKVD directorates, twelve (including state security, police, labour camps, and resettlement) were headed by officers identified as ethnic judentum. Of the ten departments of the Main Directorate for State Security, the most sensitive of all NKVD agencies, seven (protection of government officials, counter-intelligence, secret political, special (surveillance in the army), foreign intelligence, records, and prisons) were headed by Juden.