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  • n. One of various paramilitary groups operated by the SS in Nazi occupied territory before and during World War Two, known for performing large numbers of executions.


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  • On the mobile killing squads that were a direct descendant of the pogroms, the Museum's scholars write:Its personnel directed massacres in Lvov, Tarnopol, Zolochev, Kremenets, Kharkov, Zhitomir, and Kiev, where famously in two days in late September 1941 units of Einsatzgruppe detachment massacred 33,771 Kiev Jews in the ravine at Babi Yar.

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  • Even 1941 most of the younger and fitter ones were transfered to “Einsatzgruppe”, and therefore came under the command of the S. D, and the local military commanders, for the invasion of the Soviet Union.

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  • Neighbors saw her being herded with other Jews, including Eva and Renata, toward the “Snake Ravine” (Zmieva Balka) just outside the city, where men of Einsatzkommando 10a from Einsatzgruppe D killed them.

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  • At Babi Yar, outside of Kiev, on September 29 and 30, 1941, Einsatzgruppe C shot, according to their own figures, 33,771 Jews.

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  • Volksdeutsche were disproportionately represented in all the actions of the occupiers (and I cited an Einsatzgruppe report, quoted by Hilberg, that they were their most reliable supporters).

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  • Dr. Franz Walther Stahlecker, the Einsatzgruppe commander in the Baltic region, reported to Reinhard Heydrich on October 15, 1941:

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  • Furthermore, Einsatzgruppe "A" only took over the area after the severe frosts set in, which made mass executions more difficult to carry out ...


  • Egner was allegedly a member of the notorious Einsatzgruppe, whose troops acted as the spearhead of Hitler's "Final Solution," the effort to rid Europe of Jews, Gypsies and others Hitler deemed undesirable.

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  • Egner has denied the accusations, claiming he knows nothing about the Einsatzgruppe, a Nazi-run Serbian police unit that rounded up Jews, political prisoners and other enemies of the Third Reich in the wake of Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union in the early 1940s.

  • According to the flyers, items available include German SS uniforms, Luftwaffe pilot uniforms, Hitler Jungen (the Nazi youth movement) uniforms, and Einsatzgruppe ( 'death squads') uniforms, as well as Inquisition costumes.

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