- Stroop Report (full high resolution copy)
Stroop Report (full high resolution copy)
Two days before 70th Anniversary of Annihilation of Warsaw Ghetto on the page of Institute of National Remembrance (Warsaw, Poland) was published full copy of Jurgen Strop Report. The Stroop Report is a 75-page official report prepared in May 1943 by Jürgen Stroop, commander of the forces that liquidated the Warsaw Ghetto, for the SS chief Heinrich Himmler. It documented the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Originally titled The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More! (Es gibt keinen jüdischen Wohnbezirk in Warschau mehr!), it is commonly referred to as "The Stroop Report".
The Report was commissioned by Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, high SS and police leader in Kraków and was intended as a souvenir album for Heinrich Himmler. It was a typed document, bound in black pebble leather, with over 50 photographs accompanied by hand-written Gothic script captions. It consisted of three parts:
a) an introduction and summary of SS operations
b) a collection of all daily communiqués sent to SS Police Leader East Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger
c) a series of approximately 52 photographs.
The report was prepared in three distinct copies for Himmler, Krüger and Stroop, and all three copies were recovered after the war. The reports, which bear slight discrepancies in textual layout, and in photos they contain, are currently located at the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw.
One of the copies was introduced as evidence at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. It was first displayed by the chief U.S. prosecutor Robert H. Jackson for the judges during his opening address. The assistant prosecutor dealing with the persecution of the Jews referred to it as "the finest example of ornate German craftsmanship, leather bound, profusely illustrated, typed on heavy bond paper ... the almost unbelievable recital of the proud accomplishment by Major General of Police Stroop.
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INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE (IPN, WARSAW, POLAND)
The document is in PDF format; to read it just tap the cover picture.