The mass murder of Jews in the occupied areas of the former Soviet Union began with the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941. Day after day, together with local collaborators, the SS death squads carried out this mission - without restraint or compromise. They combed every area under their occupation for Jews, and murdered each and every one they could lay their hands on. Entire families were often wiped out in a single day - grandparents, parents and children. More..