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mottii wrote:Eichman at his trial. An aid to Himmler who witnessed the execution and the effect it had on Himmler. Himmler got upset
when he saw some of the victims had survived the initial shooting.
Source of quote:Himmler was a chicken as well as a chicken farmer. In July or August, 1941, Himmler visited Einsatzgruppe B where he witnessed a mass shooting at Minsk. An eyewitness describing what happened during Himmler's visit to Minsk while watched the killing of a group of one hundred Jews:
As the firing started, Himmler became more and more nervous. At each volley, he looked down at the ground .... The other witness was Obergruppenfuehrer von dem Bach-Zelewski...Von dem Bach addressed Himmler: "Reichsfuehrer, those were only a hundred....Look at the eyes of the men in this commando, how deeply shaken they are. Those men are finished ["fertig"] for the rest of their lives. What kind of followers are we training here? Either neurotics or savages."
Arad, "Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka", p. 8.
An Introduction to the Einsatzgruppen, by Yale F. Edeiken