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1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 258 

The Nazi Einsatzgruppen followed the Germany Army into Soviet territory beginning in June 1941. Before the year was out, the Einsatzgruppen had shot hundreds of thousands of Jews.
A German Army patrol searches "suspicious" civilians in Baranovichi, Belorussia. The faces of the German officer and his men reveal that they are enjoying exercising their power of life and death over civilians. At first, orders emanating from Berlin required German Armed Forces to execute Communists, partisans, and Jews. Unlike these other categories of people to be killed, Jews were on the death list not because of anything they did, but simply because they were born Jews.
Photo: Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Joining his colleagues Burton Wheeler and Champ Clark in condemning Jewish influence in Hollywood, Senator Gerald Nye of North Dakota zeroed in on the "Yiddish controllers" of American theater and movies. Nye was adamant that the United States should stay out of the war and not allow the Jews to drag America into the conflict. Hollywood films, he believed, were swaying American public opinion to the interventionist point of view.
Photo: AP/Wide World
 August 24, 1941: Eighty-six-year-old Dr. Jacob Wigodsky, longtime leader of the Jews of Vilna, Lithuania, is arrested and imprisoned. He will be executed a week later at Ponary, Lithuania.
 August 25, 1941: German military and civilian authorities meet at Vinnitsa, Ukraine, to discuss the fate of about 20,000 Hungarian Jews impressed into forced labor and interned at Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine. Lt. General Friedrich Jeckeln announces that all 20,000 will be liquidated by September 1; See August 27-29, 1941.
1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 258 
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