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Translation of document 2376-PS
I, Dr. Rudolf Mildner, Colonel of the Police, being first duly sworn, declare: After the entry of the USA into the European war, Hitler put into execution the threat he once made in a speech in the West, “The Jews will be exterminated for that". Out of the whole Reich territory and the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia, the Generalgovernment Poland, as well as from the countries of Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, and from the German occupied Russian territory, under what was called “Arbeitseinsatz” [labor employment], the Jews were taken into concentration camps and camps for the armament industry. The order for the deportation of the Jews in the Reich and in the countries occupied by German troops to labor and concentration camps were issued by RF SS Himmler. The orders had his signature and were classified “top secret” [Geheime Reichsache]. They passed through the Chef der Sicherheitspolizei and SD Dr. Kaltenbrunner, formerly Heydrich, to the Amtschef IV RSHA, Gruppenfuehrer Mueller who orally talked over the execution of the matter with the head of action IV A 4, SS Obersturmbannfuehrer Eichmann, member of the SD and transferred from Department III to Department IV. The orders also went directly from RF SS Himmler to the local competent Hoeheren SS and Polizeifuehrer, with the Chef der Sipo and SD, Dr. Kaltenbrunner, being informed. Orders of the RF SS Himmler concerning the type of labor employment of the prisoners and the extermination of the Jews, so far as I could gather from conversations with a comrade of the Sipo, went directly through Obergruppenfuehrer Pool, Gruppenfuehrer Glucks, head of the Amtsgruppe D and the head of the concentration camps as “top secret” [Geheime Reichssache], either written or orally. SS Obersturmbannfuehrer Eichmann held the following positions: adviser to RF SS Himmler, the Chief of the Security Police and SD, SS Gruppenfuehrer, Dr. Kaltenbrunner, and the Amtschef of Section IV on all Jewish questions; deputy of RF SS Himmler in all deportations to camps and conversations with other countries concerning the evacuation of the Jews; and liaison man with all Hoeheren SS and Polizeifuehrer in matters concerning the Jews. The orders for the carrying out of measures against the Jews Eichmann received (either orally from RF SS Himmler or in an order signed by Himmler) orally or on written orders from Chef der Sipo and SD, Dr. Kaltenbrunner, and from the Amtschef IV RSHA, Gruppenfuehrer Mueller, in Berlin. The channels for the issuing of orders on Jewish matters in the Sipo were known to me from conversations with Gruppenfuehrer Mueller and comrades in the Sipo. I also got some information from the working plan and the business directions of the Sipo. I swear under oath that the foregoing is correct and true. [Signed] R. Mildner. Subscribed and sworn to before me at Nurnberg, Germany, on 16 November 1945. [Signed] Whitney R. Harris Lieut., USNR.