Next to gas chambers, mass shootings behind the German-Russian front are said to have been the main tool of wanton mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The units allegedly deployed for that purpose were the infamous Einsatzgruppen, whose official task it was to “pacify” the rear area of the German army in the east, mainly by combatting partisan groups.
The Einsatzgruppen trial was the ninth of 12 American-run trials held after the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. The Einsatzgruppen reports that have been produced are copies which show clear signs of postwar additions, inaccurate and inflated figures, and obscure signatures appearing on non-incriminating pages. Such reports would not constitute valid proof for legitimate historiography or a legitimate court of law.
This is the first installment of a response to the best-selling (ostensibly) non-fiction book, Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.
O'Reilly, although supposedly an arch-conservative, has attached his name to a very un-conservative book. What motives and influences led to the creation of such a bad book?
In the last section of this first installment, some of the relatively simple and obvious blunders in the book are listed.