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Einsatzgruppen

I believe someone was referring to this photo earlier today (maybe on another thread). Found at http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/baltic_nazis/latvia/contact.htm Description: Such was the scale of the German slaughter in Russia that the German command was hard-pressed to find the most efficient form of extermination, particularly with respect to the Jews. Some German commanders disliked the inhumanity of hanging. The preferred method of the Einsatzgruppen, the SS extermination squads, was to round up all Jews and shoot them out of hand. Here, a "standard" execution is watched by a youth (centre), a member of the Nazi youth labour organization. (Source: "The Eastern Front in Photographs", by John Erickson)

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7/18/2008

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