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Title: Einsatzgruppen
Inclusive Dates: 1941-1942
ID: RG 557 
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2'6"; 5 5"ltr;2 2.5"ltr
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The *Einsatzgruppen* were special mobile killing units established by the *Reichsicherheitshauptamt* (RSHA - Reich Security Main Office).  Positioned in the rear of the German army, they functioned mainly in German-occupied territories of the U.S.S.R. where they murdered between 500,000 to 1,000,000 Jews.  After the combat period was at an end in a particular area the *Einsatzgruppen* became local branches of the RSHA.  There were four *Einsatzgruppen* operating in the invaded areas of the U.S.S.R. designated with the letters A, B, C and D.  They were subordinated administratively to the respective army command and functionally to the RSHA.
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