An operational or task force of the Security Police, composed of the Gestapo and Kripo, and the SD, for special missions in occupied territory, composed of up to six "Einsatzkommandos."
German] "Special action" Nazi military groups, referring to mobile killing units
Mobile killing units ("task groups") under the command of Reinhard Heydrich which accompanied German Troops when they invaded Russia. Their task was to dispose of, liquidate, undesirables who posed a threat to the Reich.
Mobile killing squads of the SS that followed the German armies east into the Soviet Union. Supported by units of German police and local volunteers, they executed over a million Jews through shooting and mass grave burials, from which the bodies were eventually exhumed and burned.
Mobile killing squads who shot an estimated one million Jews in Russia
This was the mobile killing squad, an earlier version of a gas chamber.
"death units"; followed the regular German army rounding up Jews and executing them and burying them in mass graves.
Mobile death squads of the SS that followed the German army into the Soviet Union, executing Jewish and slavic residents. Many were shot and buried in mass graves.
Mobile units of SS and SD (Security Service) which followed German armies into the Soviet Union in June 1941. They were ordered to shoot all Jews, as well as Communist leaders and Gypsies. At least one million Jews were killed by Einsatzgruppen.
SS mobile killing units, attached to the German Army, whose primary purpose was to seek out and slaughter Jews in Eastern Poland and Russia.
Mobile killing units of SS and SD (Security Service), which followed German units into the Soviet Union in June, 1941, with orders to murder all Jews, as well as Communist leaders and Gypsies.
Mobile units of the Security Police and SS Security Service that followed the German armies to Poland in 1939 and to the Soviet Union in June, 1941. Their charge was to kill all Jews as well as communist functionaries, the handicapped, institutionalized psychiatric patients, Gypsies, and others considered undesirable by the Nazi state. They were supported by units of the uniformed German Order Police and often used auxiliaries (Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian volunteers). The victims were executed by mass shootings and buried in unmarked mass graves; later, the bodies were dug up and burned to cover evidence of what had occurred.
This term referred to the special military SS units used in Eastern Europe to round up and murder large numbers of Jews, supported by units of German police and local volunteers. They executed over a million Jews through shootings and mass grave burials such as Babi Yar in the Ukraine.
Special action squads
German death-squads operating in occupied territories and carrying out mass-murders
Einsatzgruppen (German for "task forces" or "intervention groups") were paramilitary groups operated by the SS before and during World War II. Their principal task, in the words of SS General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski at the Nuremberg Trial, "was the annihilation of the Jews, Gypsies, and political commissars."