The time, 1941, the place, the then Soviet Union, the Red Army is in retreat from the German forces, following closely behind the German frontline is an unspeakable force coming over the conquered lands like a deadly plague. The Einsatzgruppen were considered as mobile death dealers by their victims. The major occupation of the Einsatzgruppen was the humiliation, extermination, and complete of annihilation of Jews, Romany or gypsies, members of the communist party, and intellectsia or major thinkers. They were organized to be the most efficient at occupying and murdering the undesirables. The leaders of these hounds of war were hand selected by Heydrich Himmler from the brightest, bravest, and most loyal of the Nazi members. The Einsatzgruppen were broken down to cover more area and to cause more chaos. Their techniques for killing were horrific, and in some cases could even tax the mind of the executioner. They were responsible for most of the murders of Jews during World War 2. Almost every huge massacre site they were at it killing undesirables.
The Einsatzgruppen were called into service in1941 to rid the conquered lands of the Soviet Union of Jews, Romany, and anyone who the Nazis thought would be a problem. The Einsatzgruppen were used to humiliate and kill the undesirables of Eastern Europe. (Edeiken) The Einsatzgruppen were also used as criminal police of the ghettos where the Jews were alienated. The Einsatzgruppen also held random shootings in the middle of the street in the ghettos. The Einsatzgruppen also were tasked with the protection of certain Jews that had skills
that were useful to the Nazis such as dentist, doctors, and mechanics. (The Einsatzgruppen) The Einsatzgruppen also profited from the executions of the victims by taking clothing, currency, and the gold teeth of Jews. The Einsatzgruppen would even use the spoils of war to pay those who helped with the executions. (Edeiken)
The commanders of the individual Einsatzgruppes were chosen from the best educated and most loyal Nazis by Reinhard Heydrich. Three of the four commanders of the Einsatzgruppes were doctors; one Otto Rasch was the only double PhD. The commander that did not have a PhD was Artur Nebe, who was the head of the Kripo. The leader of Einsatzgruppe A was Dr. Franz Walter Stahlecker. Stahlecker held a doctorate in law, and was responsible for the gross amount of deaths in Lithuania and Latvia, but they were responsible for an area that west from East Prussia to Leningrad. (The Einsatzgruppen) (Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Units)) The leader of Einsatzgruppe B was Artur Nebe who was the only commander of the Einsatzgruppen who did not have a doctorate, but what he lacked in education he made up for in loyalty to the Third Reich. (The Einsatzgruppen) Einsatzgruppe B started from Warsaw and controlled all the way to Minsk. (Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Units)) The commander of Einsatzgruppe C was Dr. Dr. Otto Rasch, who had a double doctorate. (The...