They were the Einsatzgruppen (literally 'Action Units') of the SD (Sicherheitsdienst - Security Service) and carried out massacres on a vast scale. mainly in the Soviet Union (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia). They were responsible to Heydrich. In addition, they recruited local volunteers to help them slaughter the Jews. For example, there was a force of over 32,000 Lithuanians, many of whom worked with the Einsatzgruppen far beyond the borders of Lithuania.
There were four Einsatazgruppen (A, B, C and D), each of about 750 men, plus the local volunteers. Incredible as it sounds, three of these four units were commanded by men with doctorates. Otto Rasch, the commander of unit C, even had two doctorates and is sometimes referred to as Dr. Dr. Rasch.
In the early stages of the Holocaust the 'big idea' was to take the killers to the victims. Later (1941-42 on), with the invention and construction of extermination of camps, that was to a large extent reversed and the victims were transported to the killers.
They followed some miles behind the front line looking for those types of people who were seen as a threat to security.
You may be thinking of the Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units), which carried out the early stages of the Holocaust.There was no Nazi police force devoted solely to 'dealing with the Jews'.
They were called Einsatgruppen (or SD-Einsatgruppen). In English they are often referred to as mobile killing units.
The German term is SD-Einsatzgruppen.
yes _______ No, they were generally led by the guards from the prison camps.
The special force consisted of the mobile killing units - the Einsatzgruppe.
The Holocaust. :)
The Nazi genocide of the Jews started in 1941.In July 1941 German mobile killing units went into action behind German lines as the Germany army advanced in the Soviet Union.On 8 December 1941 routine mass gassings of Jews started at Chelmno.
1945 was when the nazi holocaust was exposed
Genocide, eradication, mass murder...a holocaust.
The Nazi German blessed the typhus. It was less work for them at killing the prisioners.
Auschwitz (the largest Holocaust killing centre). Adolf Hitler (the Nazi leader) Adolf Eichmann (the Nazi who organized the transport for Holocaust perpetration) Anti-Semitism (prejudice or discrimination against Semites, Jews) Atrocity (an act which is illegal by international law)
They were the SD-Einsatzgruppen.
What were some conflicts for the holocaust children in the nazi war?"
An event involving loss of life on a collossal scale ("nuclear holocaust"), and particularly the mass-killing of the Jewish population during World War Two by Nazi Germany. Holocaust is a Greek word for "sacrifice by fire".
The actual killings were carried out mainly by the SS and the mobile killing units, assisted by local volunteers from some of the Nazi-occupied areas of what was then the Soviet Union. Romania and Croatia carried out their own national holocausts.
Two of Germany's allies - Croatia and Romania - carried out their own national holocausts.In June 1941, when the Nazi mobile killing units first went into action in Kaunas, Lithuania, they were joined by a significant number of Lithuanians who believed that "the Jews" had been responsible for the annexation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union the previous year.
Final Solution = Hitler's Jewish Holocaust. Special Treatment = Nazi euphemism for killing or extermination.
The Holocaust (In Hebrew: HaShoah -- In Yiddish: Churben) Also can be referred to as the final solution.
Technology played a massive role in the Holocaust; it was known as the first industrialised mass murder. Technology allowed for the killing of great numbers of people and the disposal of their remains.
The Holocaust was committed by the government of Nazi Germany.
Yes, Nazi Germany was the creator of the Holocaust.
Nazi Party Nazi Party
they killed them...
The Holocaust was the Nazi genocide of the Jews. The Nazi regime chose to do this. It was not some 'problem' that needed 'solving'.