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Commissar Order

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The Commissar Order or Kommissarbefehl was an order issued by German General-Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel, OKW chief and de facto German Minister of War, on June 6, 1941 that Soviet Commissars or Political Officers in the Soviet Red Army were to be summarily executed immediately after capture. The similar Kommandobefehl or Commando Order was issued on October 7, 1942 for the execution of Allied commandos captured behind German lines. The similar Fliegerbehl or Aviator Order was issued for the execution of Allied airmen who had committed "acts of terror" was issued in 1944.

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This page was last modified 13:32, 27 January 2007 by dKosopedia user DancesWithKlingonz. Based on work by Chad Lupkes and dKosopedia user(s) BartFraden. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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