By Carlos Porter
(THIS IS THE TEETH-PULLING DOCUMENT, ONE OF THE MOST INFAMOUS
OF ALL NUREMBERG TRIAL DOCUMENTS, THE FIRST DOCUMENT MENTIONED BY NUREMBERG
ARCH-LIAR TELFORD TAYLOR IN HIS "ANATOMY OF THE NUREMBERG TRIALS".
THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT IS TYPEWRITTEN WITH NO SIGNATURES, STAMPS, OR HANDWRITTEN MARKINGS OF ANY KIND. IT IS A "COPY" OF A "COPY" RETYPED BY UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO EVIDENTLY WERE NOT GERMAN.
IT DESERVES COMPLETE TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLATION, AND ANALYSIS.)
[Note the peculiarities of the certification, which is apparently uniform for all Nuremberg documents. We have deleted it on the other documents posted on this site, but it is very strange: it is not the original certification of the same documentation for the Nuremberg trial, and the "original document" has disappeared.]
OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL FOR WAR CRIMES
Date: [handwritten] 19 July 1948 [Note that the certification is dated well after the first Nuremberg Trial, which ended with the hangings on 16 October 1946. What version of this document did they introduce into evidence 17 times in that same trial at Nuremberg?]
I certify that [handwritten] Document Number R-135 was
introduced into evidence as Exhibit Number USA-289 in the Trial by the
International Tribunal of Hermann GOERING, et al, which commenced on 20 November
1945, and that the attached photostat [i..e, the original has disappeared] is a
true and correct copy of the original [i.e., the original has disappeared].
[handwritten] Fred Niebergall
Chief, Document Control Branch
I hereby certify that the annexed document [handwritten] R-135
No. [handwritten] is a photostat [i.e., it is not an original document]submitted in evidence by the United States Prosecution under this number. The
original document has been withdrawn [i.e., it has disappeared] in accordance
with Rule 10 of the International Military Tribunal, and to the best of my
knowledge and belief is to be held at the National Archives, Washington D.C.
[handwritten] Paul Joosten
Nuremberg, 15 July, 1948 [Again, dated well after the trial.]
General Secretary International Military Tribunal
Page 1 of document R-135 ]
The General Commissar for White Ruthenia Minsk,
5 June 1943
Tgb. Nr. [Journal number] 428/43 g.
To the Reichsminister for the occupied Eastern territories
through the Reichscommissar for the East
Regarding: results until present of the police operation "Cottbus" for the period from 22.6 to 3.7.1943
SS-Brigadeführer, Police Major General v. Gottberg reports that operation "Cottbus" has produced the following results in the above mentioned period:
Enemy deaths 4500
Deaths among suspected partisans 5000
German deaths 59
German wounded 367
Deaths among foreign population 22
Wounded among foreign population 120
Captured partisan gang members 250
Enemy camps destroyed 57
Enemy bunkers destroyed 261
Male labourers arrested 2062
Female labourers arrested 450
Large enemy ships sunk 4
Rafts sunk 22
The following were captured:
1 aircraft, 12 towed gliders, 10 15 cm guns, 2 anti-tank guns, 9 grenade launchers, 23 sub-machine guns, 28 machine guns, 28 machine pistols, 492 rifles, 1,028 grenades and bombs, 1,100 mines, 31,300 rounds of rifle ammunition, 7,300 rounds of pistol ammunition, 1,200 kg explosives, 2 complete radio stations with transmitter, 1 propaganda unit [Bildstelle], 30 parachutes, 67 drays, 530 horses, 1 field kitchen, 430 sleds, large quantities of medications and propaganda material.
The operation affects the area of the General district of White Ruthenia in the area or Borissow. At the same time, it involves the two districts of Begomie and Pleschtschamizy. At the present time, the police troops, together with the army, have advanced to Lake Palik
and have reached the entire front of Beresina. Combat is continuing in the rear areas of the Army. The above mentioned figures show that, once again, a very widespread destruction of the population is to be reckoned with. If only 492 rifles are captured for 4,500 enemy deaths, then this discrepancy shows that these enemy deaths also include numerous peasants from the countryside. The Dirlewanger battalion is especially known for having destroyed numerous lives. There were numerous women and children among the 5000 suspected partisan gang members who were shot.
Upon order of the Chef-s [sic] of the Anti-Partisan Combat Unit, SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach, units of the defence forces [Wehrmannschaften] also participated in the operation. SA Standartenführer Kunze led the defence forces, including 90 members of my authority and the District Commissariat of the City of Minsk. Our men returned from the operation yesterday without losses. I reject any use of officials and Reichs employees of the General Commissariat in the rear area of the Army. The men active with me were not, after all, regrouped [uk-gestellt in German misspelling and word division in the middle of the line indicates that the document has been retyped by a non-German], to carry on anti-partisan activities instead of the Army and the police.
Among the defence forces, 1 railway worker was wounded (shot through the lungs). The political effects of these large-scale actions on the peaceful population is devastating as a result of the many shootings of women and children. In December, the city of Begomie was evacuated by the Army and the police. At that time, the population of Begomie was overwhelmingly sympathetic to us. During the combat operations, Begomie, which had been expanded into a support base by the partisans, was destroyed by the German Air Force.
The General Commissar in Minsk
Signed signature [!!!]
[This notation, extremely common among Nuremberg Trial documents, indicates that the document has been retyped by unknown persons. The document is a "photocopy" of a retyped "copy" which is not even "certified" by the authority which retyped it! We do not even know if it was retyped by a Russian, an American, or what. It was retyped on a German typewriter, since it contains umlauts and the sharp S. ]
Court prison Minsk, 31.5.1943
To the General Commissar for White Ruthenia
Minsk Regarding: Jewish actions
With reference to: oral report of 31.5.1943
On 13 April 1943 the German former dentist Ernst Israel Tichauer and his wife Elisa Sara Tichauer, born Rosenthal, were handed over to the SD (Hauptscharführer Rübe) at the court prison. Since this time, the gold bridges, crowns, and fillings [Blomben a non-existent German word] have been extracted or broken out of the German and Russian Jews delivered [to the prison]. This occurs 1 2 hours before the action involved.
516 German and Russian Jews have been killed since 13 April 1943. According to a more exact reckoning, however, the gold material was only extracted during 2 actions, on 172 [Jews] on 14.4.43 and 164 [Jews] on 27.4.43. Approximately 50% of the Jews had gold teeth, bridges or fillings [Blomben]. Hauptscharführer Rübe of the SD was present on each occasion and even took the gold material away with him.
This was not done before 13 April 1943.
Signed Günther [Note: the "signature" is typewritten.]
[Note: this page is a "negative photostat", indicating that it the photocopy was not made from the original document, and that the archives do not possess the originals of the other pages.]
The General Commissar for White Ruthenia
Minsk, 1 June 1943
Tgb.Nr. 414/43.g. Secret! [typewritten: there are no stamps on the document.]
To the Reichsminister for the Occupied Eastern territories
Through the Reichscommissar for the Eastern territory
Regarding: Jewish actions in the prison of Minsk
I am forwarding the attached official report from the prison
administrator of the prison of Minsk for your information.
The General Commissar in Minsk,
Signed Signature [!!!]
Copy [!] The Reichscommissar for the Eastern Territory Riga,
Tgb.No. 3628/43 g.
To the Reichsminister for the occupied Territories
The attached secret reports, which deserve special attention, have been received from General commissar Kübe [note misspelling: it is Rübe in the previous pages].
That Jews are being executed [sonderbehandelt] merits no further discussion. But that things happen at the same time such as those described in the report from the General commissar, seems hardly credible. What is Katyn compared to that? Just imagine what would happen if such goings-on became known on the other side! Such propaganda would probably remain ineffective only because listeners and readers would be unprepared to believe it.
Even the anti-partisan activities are taking on a form which is highly objectionable if pacification and exploitation of the individual territories is the aim of our policy. Thus, those killed among suspected partisan members, given as 5,000 in the report dated 5.6.43 relating to operation "Cottbus", in my opinion, with few exceptions, were suitable for labour in the Reich.
At the same time, it should not be forgotten that it is very difficult to distinguish friend from enemy in view of the difficulties in understanding which arise during such purge operations. But it is possible to avoid atrocities and to bury the liquidated persons. Locking men, women, and children in barns and setting fire to them does not appears to me to be a suitable method of fighting partisans, even if one wishes to exterminate the population. This method is not worthy of the German people, and does enormous harm to our reputation.
I request that suitable measures be taken.
Signed signature [!!!]
[This preposterous "document" was "quoted" no less than 17 times during the First Nuremberg Trial alone, and is constantly rehashed in Hoaxoco$t literature. We know of no better example of proof that the so-called Holocau$t is lies, all lies, and nothing but lies. The certification post-dates the trial; the original document has disappeared; the exhibit is a "photostat" of a retyped "copy" of a forgery, with "signed signature" written out in the body of the document itself, probably of Russian origin.]
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