MOBILE KILLING UNIT

Djimon, Chrishawn, Damon

THE MOBILE KILLING UNIT

After Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 a new stage in the Holocaust began when the mobile killing unit began. The Germans turned from the forced emigration and imprisonment of Jews to mass murder. The killers entered a town or city and rounded up all Jewish men and women, and children. The killing squads murdered more than a million Jews and tens of thousands other innocent people. About 34,000 Jews were murdered and Massacres of innocent men, women, and children in other towns were not the crimes of hoodlums or crazy men They were executioners by regular men who followed the orders of their commanding officers. Many of the killers had wives and children back in Germany

EINSATZGRUPPEN

Were squads just like the killing unit but where composed primarily of German solders and police personnel and Under the command of the German Security Police officers, they had among their tasks the murder of those perceived to be racial or political enemies found behind German combat lines in the occupied Soviet Union. 1941. The Einsatzgruppen followed the German army as it advanced deep into Soviet territory and they often draw on local civilian and police support, carried out mass-murder operations In contrast to the methods later instituted of deporting Jews from their own towns and cities

SEPTEMBER 29-30, 1941 34,000 JEWS KILLED AT BABI YAR

The Germans order the Jewish residents of Kiev to assemble on Melnik Street for resettlement outside the city but those who report are directed along toward the Jewish cemetery and the ravine called Babi Yar after the German killing squads and Ukrainian auxiliary units shoot them and it continues for two days until they are all dead
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