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Four men with SS-Einsatzgruppe A execute four Jews in the vicinity of Kovno, Lithuania, as spectators look on. Below: German soldiers, along with members of the Waffen-SS and the Reich Labor Service look on as a man with SS-Einsatzgruppe D prepares to shoot a Ukrainian Jew kneeling before a mass grave. On Right: Detail of this photo shows a young member of the Reich Labor Service, a product of the Hitler Youth system, casually watching.
Below: A Soviet civilian about to be executed at Preili, Latvia.

(Photo credits: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, Library of Congress, State Archives of the Russian Federation, all courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.)

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