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The systematic murder of Europe's Jews had begun in earnest after the June 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union. By the end of the year the widespread massacres had become well known among German colonizers and the millions of German soldiers serving on the eastern front, as well as among the German population back home. As Stewart Herman, the Minister of the American Church in Berlin who remained in Germany until December 1941, corroborated: "It became definitely known through the soldiers returning from the front that in occupied Russia, especially at Kiev [the site of the Babi Yar massacre of more than thirty-three thousand Jews at the end of September], Jewish civilians—men, women, and babies--were being lined up and machine-gunned by the thousands."[ from Gabriel Wilenski's book, "Six Million Crucifixions" with quote from Daniel Goldhagen's book, Hitler's Willing Executioners, pp. 111-12