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1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 280 
Soviet troops reposition an antitank gun at the Battle of Moscow late in 1941. The Germans' superiority in tactics and armor resulted in huge initial losses of Soviet troops and territory. The main German objectives were Kiev, Leningrad, and Moscow, but the winter weather and desperate Russian resistance prevented the Germans from fully capturing any of the three cities.
Photo: Archive Photos/G.D. Hackett
The expressions on the faces of these Jewish women reflect the nightmarish conditions in the Minsk Ghetto in 1941. The city was ghettoized in July, and soon the Nazis began to murder its Jewish population en masse. About 12,000 Jews were killed on November 7, and 7000 more were murdered on November 20.
Photo: Yad Vashem / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Workers from Kovel in the former Soviet Union embark on a freight train for an unknown destination. Millions of non-Jewish workers from all across Europe were deported to Germany as slave laborers. Without those laborers and Jewish workers, the German war effort could not have kept up as well as it did with the demands of the war economy.
Photo: Documentationsarchiv des Osterreischischen Widerstandes / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 November 6, 1941: Popular German film star Joachim Gottschalk kills his family and himself rather than submit to the deportation and probable deaths of his Jewish wife and child.
 November 7, 1941: Twelve thousand Jews are transported from Minsk, Belorussia, to burial pits in the nearby Tuchinka Forest and murdered.
 November 7, 1941: In Bobruisk, Belorussia, 20,000 Jews are executed.
 November 7-8, 1941: More than 17,000 Jews are forced from Rovno, Ukraine, and murdered at burial pits in the Sosenki Forest, outside of town.
1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 280 
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