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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. During World War II, the Nazi German Einsatzkommandos were a sub-group of five Einsatzgruppen mobile killing squads-up to 3,000 men each-usually composed of 500-1,000 functionaries of the SS and Gestapo, whose mission was to kill Jews, Romani, communists and the NKVD collaborators in the captured territories often far behind the advancing German front.After the outbreak of war with the Soviet Union known as Operation Barbarossa, the Red Army began to retreat so fast, that the large Einsatzgruppen had to be split into dozens of smaller commandos (Einsatzkommandos), responsible for systematically killing Jews and, among others, Soviet political activists behind the Wehrmacht lines. Several Einsatzkommando officers were tried and hanged after the war (see Einsatzgruppen Trial).show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135768638
  • 9786135768633