Introduction

The German Wehrmacht's war against the Soviet Union differed from all other European wars of the modern era, including the campaigns waged by the Wehrmacht against other countries during World War II. This was a war directed not

only against another army, but against parts of the civilian population as well. The Jewish population was to be murdered, the non-Jewish civilian population decimated by starvation and acts of terror and recruited for or coerced into slave labor. These criminal acts did not result from escalating ...

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