Mass Murder in the Baltic States

15th October 1941: The SS begin to submit reports on the scale of the mass executions that became known as the 'Holocaust by Bullets'

Franz Walter Stahlecker (1900-1942) was the wealthy middle class son of a Pastor. He had a doctorate in law and had four children with his wife. By the end of 1941 he claimed responsibility for killing 250,000 men, women and children in the Baltic States and northern Russia.

There was an element of competition between the four different Einsatzgruppe ope…

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