Hitlers Death Squads: The Logic of Mass Murder


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In the preparations for the German invasion of the Soviet Union, special units known as the Einsatzgruppen were formed with the special charge of executing Jews, communists and members of other targeted groups. Drawn from the SS, the SD and the Gestapo, members of the Einsatzgruppen had the reputation of being the most cold-blooded of all Nazi killers. After the war, the German government investigated 1770 former Einsatzgruppen members and brought 136 of these men to trial. Helmut Langerbein has systematically examined the ...

Hitler's Death Squads: The Logic of Mass Murder 2003, Texas A & M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9781585442850