The following is from the Interrogation of Oswald Pohl, who was chief of the SS Main Office Economics and Administration.
A leading Einsatzgruppen generals Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, told Himmler after seeing the killing of 100's of Jews " Look at the eyes of the men in this Kommando, how deeply shaken they are! These men are finished [fertig] for the rest of their lives. What kind of followers are we training here? Either neurotics or savages!" (10 ).
When a higher up and Chief of Police on the Central Russian front Lieutenant General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski was asked how he was able to reconcile the murder of 90,000 Jews by one small Einsatzgruppe, he said, "I am of the opinion that when for years, for decades, the doctrine is preached that the Slav is an inferior race and the Jew not even human, then such an outcome is inevitable."(11 ).
After being committed to an SS hospital for a nervous break down and nightmares. Doctors at the hospital reported that Bach-Zelewski was having hallucinations connected with shooting of Jews. Bach-Zelewski asked Himmler if the killing of the Jews could stopped. Himmler said the killing was ordered by Hitler and if he should persist concerning himself with the Jews it would have dire personal consequences (12 ).