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 captions in German Sütterlin script. It consisted of three parts:
an introduction and summary of SS operations
a collection of all daily communiqués sent to SS Police Leader East Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger
a series of approximately 52 photographs.
The report was prepared in three distinct leather-bound copies for Himmler, Krüger and Stroop, with one incomplete file copy for the SS Headquarters in Warsaw. Only one leather-bound copy and the file copy were recovered after the war. There are slight discrepancies in textual layout, and in photos they contain. The file copy, the one pictured to the right, is currently located at the National Archives in Washington D.C.