Einsatzgruppen In The Holocaust

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The creation of the einsatzgruppen started one of the first ever genocides in history, by the development of groups that would literally go door to door murdering minorities. With over a million confirmed kills, the Einsatzgruppen contributed to over fifteen percent of people who were killed in the genocide alone. With the technologies and masterminds behind the operation, it truly seemed like nothing could stop this destructive force. The killing squads jump started even concentration camps and other killing methods used in the Holocaust, this event was truly entirely their fault. The Einsatzgruppen were groups of people in Hitler’s ranks in the Holocaust who would hunt down minorities and killed them. They had many other tasks besides just …show more content…
From both the very beginning to the very end, since the year of nineteen-thirty-eight when the Einsatzgruppen first banded together in Austria, they managed to accomplish horrific things across their terror spree in Europe. Even when going door to door, killing Jews one by one unlike death camps, the Einsatzgruppen still managed to reach a massive kill count, and claim tens of thousands of lives a day. One of the most incredible massacres that the Einsatzgruppen managed to commit was from June thirtieth to July third, nineteen-forty, when they killed four-thousand Jews in Lvov, Ukraine (Groler). Another incredible massacre was from September to November, nineteen-thirty-nine, when the squads burned five-hundred towns killed sixteen thousand people (“Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads)”). But most likely the most brutal massacre was on September twenty-ninth and thirtieth, where thirty-four-thousand Jews were killed and put into the ravine of Babi Yar (Weber). In total the Einsatzgruppen killed an estimated seven-hundred-thousand to a million people during the entire time the Holocaust ravaged Europe, this means that over fifteen-percent of Jews that were killed during the Holocaust were killed in person by someone who tracked down Jews in their homes. Their crimes did not go unheard however, the kept many detailed documents of …show more content…
The ideas of the killers and leaders caused new wartime innovations to even take down more innocent people even as their force went down, making sure not to go down without a fight or leaving a permanent scar on the world. The leaders of the squads drove hundreds of killing drones of people onward through the wartimes no matter the level of psychological trauma they had felt and endured. Homicidal geniuses banded together just to create new technologies in order to kill their fellow man, just for the reason that they had different belief or a different tone of skin then them. Plus on certain occasions, tens of thousands of people would be murdered face to face by and squad member on certain days. Under the influence of Hitler, people joined his ranks and became more animal than man, by following his every whim in the extermination of every human being who was even slightly different than Hitler and his interpretation of a perfect society and

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