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why did the germans stop using firing squads?

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Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, watched numbers of firing squads kill Jews.  In one case, 2 women were not killed immediately, and this distressed him.  He shouted for them to be put out of their misery.  He watched how the firing squad members were affected by killing women and children up close.  He ended the use of firing squads so that his men would not suffer continued psychological effects of this "up-close shooting."