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11.   Directive No. 21 Operation Barbarossa (December 18, 1940)
The subjugation of Poland within four weeks was the prelude to Hitler’s campaign of conquest throughout Europe. In a series of blitzkrieg offensives, German forces quickly occupied the Benelux states,....
12.   Directives for the Treatment of Political Commissars ("Commissar Order") (June 6, 1941)
That Hitler did not see the pending invasion of Russia as a conventional war of territorial conquest....
13.   Martin Bormann’s Minutes of a Meeting at Hitler’s Headquarters (July 16, 1941)
German occupation policy was determined by racial-ideological as well as economic considerations. At the same time that various party and state offices were drawing up plans for a thousand-year reordering....
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