These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.
They came, they saw, they pillaged
The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there
'Aslan's riveting biography ... synthesises Scripture and scholarship to create an original account' The New Yorker
With respect to those who died and warning to those still alive
It doesn't hit home harder than in the words of the people themselves
A very interesting look at the beginnings of counterterrorism
An astounding number of people actually survived the plane impacts but were unable to escape.