As part of their plans for expansion into and domination of the Soviet Union the Nazi hierarchy create the Einsatzgruppe, death squads that are tasked with clearing territory of Jews and Communists for settlement by Germans.
Einsatzgruppe Creation and Strategy
During the Nuremberg Trials former SS officers explain how the Einsatzgruppen procured and employed their gas vans.
Gas Van Revelations at the Nuremberg Trials
After the defeat at Stalingrad Nazi Germany initiates Aktion 1005, an attempt to eliminate evidence of the mass killings perpetrated by the Einsatzgruppen because of concerns about the repercussions once the war was over.
The Nazi Coverup