Hitler’s Genocidal Plans for the USSR

Sweeping extermination, one goal of Operation Barbarossa

German troops executing Russian partisans (Source: Bundesarchiv)

AAdolph Hitler’s decision to invade the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, is a key turning point in World War II. Called Operation Barbarossa, it caused millions of military and civilian casualties. Long before the military strategy was drawn up, though, Hitler made clear that one of his goals was…

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com