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RUDOLF BATZ (10 November 1903 – 8 February 1961) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era . From 1 July to 4 November 1941 he was the leader of Einsatzkommando
Einsatzkommando
2 and as such was responsible for the mass murder of Jews and others in the Baltic states.

BIOGRAPHY

Batz was born in Bad Langensalza
Bad Langensalza
in Thuringia
Thuringia
. After a course of studies in jurisprudence at the University of Göttingen , he joined the Nazi party
Nazi party
on 1 May 1933. On 10 December 1935 he joined the Nazi SS . By 1942 he was promoted to the rank of Obersturmbannführer .

At the beginning of the German invasion of the Soviet Union he was the leader of a unit of about 40 men, Einsatzkommando