||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,....
||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....
||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....