The Einsatzgruppen In Germany

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The Einsatzgruppen murdered an estimated 1.5 million Jews in large-and small-scale operations. Einsatzgruppen was mostly made up of the SS and volunteered German policeman. Among their ranks were both conscripts and volunteers. Each division was comprised of several companies or platoons and contained between 700 and 1,000 men. The Einsatzgruppen divided into four battalion sized groups A,B,C,D.“ Einsatzgruppen came directly to the home communities of Jews and massacred them”(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). “Many units were also led by men with investigative or policing experience”(The einsatzgruppen). The Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer, the kriegsmarine, and the luftwaffe. “ The Einsatzgruppen usually operated behind the army, moving …show more content…
“In September 1919,Adolf Hitler first wrote down his ideas about ‘the Jewish Question’ comparing the presence of Jews to that of Tuberculosis”(The Einsatzgruppen Massacre). In 1933 Hitler came to power and became the chancellor of Germany. “The first record of einsatzgruppen formations dated back to 1938”(The einsatzgruppen). “ Platoons of einsatzgruppen also followed the Nazi blitzkrieg into western Poland in 1939”(The einsatzgruppen). “In 1941 there was an incident where German soldiers died after being trapped in the compartment of a truck with a faulty exhaust”(The einsatzgruppen). Since the incident, later in August of 1941 Nazis leaders created the gas vans for less personal killings. “However, after a year of killing, the Nazis made a decision in June 1942 to start eradicating or to destroy evidence”(The Einsatzgruppen Massacre). “By 1943, over 1,400,000 Jews were executed in the occupied Soviet Union”(Einsatzgruppen: Mobile Killing Squads). “The largest single-site massacre by an Einsatzgruppen unit took place outside of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on September 29-30, 1941”(The Einsatzgruppen …show more content…
“Many Jewish Women were murdered Liepaja, Latvia in December 15, of 1941”(Westermann, Edward B.). “The mobile Killing Squad invaded Drohobycz in Autumn of 1941”(Westermann, Edward

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