Heer - Chapter 02
"Coming Along to Shoot Some Jews?"
The Destruction of the Jews in Serbia
Wehrmacht commander in Serbia, General Ludwig von Schröder, ordered
that Jews and Gypsies be identified, registered, and required to wear
gold armbands; that they be dismissed from public offices and private
businesses; that their property be "aryanized"; and that a program of
forced labor be introduced. Thus, the repressive measures of individual
field and local commanders, which until then had been uncoordinated and
localized, were standardized throughout the Serbian zone of occupation.
"The three initial steps of the extermination process were put into
effect in a single day." At the same time, the establishment of a
Jewish ghetto in the small Serbian town of Majdanpek was under