Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
- Supreme Command of German Armed Forces
The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht issued the directive for the war on the Soviet Union on 1941-06-04: ‘The total elimination of all resistance passive or active’. This was a mandate for mass murder against military and civilian targets contravening all traditional rules of war.
Founded in Germany.
Dictionary of the Holocaust : Biography, geography, and terminology / E.J. Epstein, P. Rosen. – Westport, 1997. – p. 216