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OFFICE OF CHIEF OF COUNSEL FOR WAR CRIMES

APO 696-A

STAFF EVIDENCE ANALYSIS By: Gerson, Walter

Date: 13 March 1947

Doc. No. NOKW - 1776

Title and/or general nature: Fernschreiben (Teletype)

Teletype from Operation Section WFSt to subordinate units (See distribution)

5 mimeo. pp.

PHOTOSTAT

Date: 4 October 1944

Source (Location of original, etc.) German Document Center, MID. Rm. MB-863. The Pentagon, Washington D.C. WB-1230. OKW. W4/38

PERSONS FIRMS OR ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED:

Gen. Oberst Lothar RENDULIC as C.G., 20 AOK (Chain of Command)

Gen. Walter WARIMONT as Dep. Chief Operations Section WFSt

Gen. Maj. Horst BUTTLAR-BRINDENFEIS, Operations Section OKW (Chain of Command)

TO BE FILED UNDER THESE REFERENCE HEADINGS:

NOKW - General

NOKW - Slave Labor

SUMMARY (Indicate pages nos.):

Teletype message to subordinate united ordering barriers to be placed in the path of the enemy and ordering slave labor.

P.3.6.) - - "The entire population of Norway, which is of military age, is as far as troop movements permit, to be taken along and to be given to the Reichskommissar of Norway for labor service. Finnish hostages are to be taken along, as the situation requires."

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OFFICE OF CHIEF OF COUNSEL FOR WAR CRIMES

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(page 1 of original)

(Stamp) Top Secret

WFST/Op Fueher Headquarters 4 Oct.1944

17 Copies

8th Copy

(Stamp) (handwritten)

Official: Qul (init.) 6.10

Qu 1 (Transp.)

By Officer Only: Qu 2 (") ku 7/10

Qu 3 (illeg. c)

Priority T e 1 e t y p e Admin. 1 (init.) 6/10

To

1.) 20 th Mountain Army

2.) Wehrmacht Commander Norway

3.)OKM / 1st Operation Staff (Koralle)

4.) Naval Operations Staff Admiral Qu VI (Bismark)

5.) OKL / Luftwaffe Operations Staff (Robinson)

6.) OKL / Gen. Q,u 4 Branch (Robinson)

7.) Chief Wehrmacht Transportation Office (Excerpts)

8.) Chief Wehrmacht Signal Communications

9.) Home Staff Skandinavia

10.) Reich Fuehrer SS / SS - Central Office

11.) Chief of Army Armament and of the Replacement Army.

12.) For Information Naval Command Norway

13.) For information: Army General Staff Army Coast Artillery (excerpts)

14.) For information: Reich Commissar for Sea Traffic Attn. Gauleiter Kauffmann.

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6.) Evacuation and Destruction:

All installations which might be of use to the enemy are to be destroyed thoroughly particularly roads and railroad lines, port installations, air ports and other installations of the Luftwaffe, Industrial Plants, Whermacht billets and camps. All snow barriers on the through roads are to be burned in time!

Rations and other Wehrmacht supplies are to be destroyed unless they can be transported.

The entire population of Norway capable of bearing arms is to be taken along as far as marches permit and to be turned over to the Reich Commissar Norway for compulsory labor employment.

Finnish Hostages are to be taken along as the situa tion requires.

. . . . . . . . . .

signed.

By order

J o d l

OKW/WFST/o Nor. 77 3608/44 top secret o

official.

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Distrubition: 1.) Chief OKW 1. Copy before/after release

2.) Chief WFST 2. Copy

3.) Deputy Chief/ War Diary 3. Copy

4.) Op (Army) 4. Copy (simultaneously FS)

5.) Op (Army) North 5. Copy

6.) Op (Navy) 6. Copy

7.) Op (Air Qorps) 7. Copy

8.) Qu. 8. Copy

9.) Organization 9. Copy

10.) Ic 10. Copy

11.) Liaison officer Transportation Chief 11. Copy

l2.) Chief Amy Staff 12. Copy

13.) Liaison officer Reichsfuehrer SS (attn. SS Gruppen
Fuehrer Fegelein 13. Copy

14.) Amy General Staff Operations Branch (by courier)

14. Copy

15.) Army operation Staff organization Branch (by courier)

15. Copy

16.) Amy General Staff / Lt General of Engineers (by

courier 16. Copy

17.) Army General Staff / Gen. Qu. (by courier)

17. Copy

Certified true copy

(illeg. sign.)

First Lieutenant

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION

I, Frank Freudenthal, Civilian, # B - 242988, hereby certify that I an thoroughly conversant with both the English and German languages; and that the above is a true and correct translation of excerpts of document No. NOKW - 1776.

Frank Freudenthal

# B - 243988

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