To the comradely Committee of [the] C[ommunist] P[arty of] C[roatia] Pag-Rab
In response to your inquiry to the comradely Committee of Slov[enian] int[ernees] in Rab, we submit to you the state of organization in Jewish camps II and III.
There are about 2,500 persons interned in both camps, among them large numbers children, women, and the elderly.
One party unit comprised of 4 members coordinates the entire work in both camps. Work is being carried out in closest coordination with the comradely Slov. Committee, and is thus organized according to the same principles as in other unliberated places. It is being carried out in the following directions.
1/ Work on the party line. Regular meetings of leadership and groups are being held where individuals are introduced to the basics of Marxism-Leninism (we have a copy of Anti-Dühring, An Introduction to Dialectical Materialism, and several brochures), their class consciousness and fighting spirit are raised.1 The work encompasses 77 people. We note that the majority of those work in the organization of NOF mentioned below, in order to introduce the fighting spirit into it and put through the correct line.2
2/ The organization of NOF. The work is organized on the basis of groups of between 3 and 5 people. The ideology of NOF and partisan struggle are being popularized, [people] are informed about daily events and the traitorous role of the London government [the Yugoslav Government-in-Exile] and its followers. Popular aid is being collected. We informed the L[ocal] C[ommittee] in Rab about it, asking for directions about what to do with it; since we received no instructions, we used a smaller part to [support the] poor and [treat] sick comrades. Physician comrades give medical courses, and medical material is being collected. Weekly reports feature commentary on the political situation and ideological articles. At the same time, NOO is guiding the public life in the camp.3 This work encompasses 190 men.
3/ AFŽ.4 The work is identical to the work under point 2. Female comrades [drugarice] are being educated as medical workers, and this organization encompasses 78 women and girls.
4/ SKOJ.5 The work of SKOJ consists of a forum with 3 subgroups. The youth is being educated ideologically on the basis of the materials at our disposal, and papers that we produce ourselves. It encompasses 105 male and female youths.
5/ The entire work is focused on preparing the fighters for NOV.6 We have one unit of about 150 fighters, formed into subunits with commanders, sergeants, and corporals (those are comrades with military training). Apart from that, a medical unit that can support a battalion (600 people). The unit has its own staff, including a commander, a political commissar, a quartermaster, a medic, and a technician.
For secretarial services, we have at our disposal typewriters, a hectograph, and some paper.
There are two more groupings in the camp, animated by an explicitly četnik [Serbian nationalist] spirit, without a connection to the outer world, and with no internal organization. The groupings are founded on personal connections. The strength of those is about 50 persons. They are not developing any particular activity, neither in the sense of propaganda.
For further successful work, we would urgently need revolutionary literature, especially the history of the C[ommunist] P[arty], and, if possible, a political economy. We are also asking that you deliver regularly the fresh reports of partisan struggle as well as party propaganda material. This is especially important since the morale and resilience of the people due to long internment and disconnection from everyday events is falling rapidly.
We hold that in this way we have submitted to you a detailed report of our work and organization, and we emphasize that we stand at NOF’s disposal and that all of us want to join the ranks of active fighters as soon as possible.
With a comradely greeting, S.F – S. N.7
[Camp Committee of the Communist Party] for camps II and III