Himmler Orders SS to Shoot All Jews Around Pripet, Ukraine Hot

Himmler Orders SS to Shoot All Jews Around Pripet, Ukraine

Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler issues an "explicit order" to SS units preparing to sweep marshes near Pripet: "All Jews must be shot. Drive the female Jews into the swamp."

SS-Sturmbannführer Magill replies later:

"Driving women and children into the swamps did not have the intended success, because the swamps were not so deep that a sinking under could occur."

Nevertheless, around 15,000 Jews are massacred around Pripet (Prypiat, a city in the Ukraine which will become infamous for being abandoned due to its proximity to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant).

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Heinrich Himmler speaks of the extermination of the Jews

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