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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism,soc.history
Subject: Holocaust Almanac - Hitler discusses Final Solution       
Summary: Interesting new (to me, at any rate) material which quotes Hitler
         obliquely discussing the "Final Solution" and his orders to 
         Himmler re Aktion Reinhard
Followup-To: soc.history
Organization: The Old Frog's Almanac, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: Himmler,Hitler,Pasteur,Koch

Archive/File: reinhard reinhard.001
Last-modified: 1993/03/09
XRef: index reinhard

On January 30, 1942, ...  Hitler reaffirmed to the German public his
prewar prophecy that a world war would result in the destruction of
Jewry.  Three days later, in private, he told Himmler and other evening
guests: "Today we must conduct the same struggle that Pasteur and Koch
had to fight.  The cause of countless ills is a bacillus: the Jew....We
will become healthy if we eliminate the Jew." (Hitler's speech in the
Sportplast on 30 Jan.  1942, reprinted in Max Domarus, Hitler, Reden und
Proklamationen 1932-1945.  Munich, 1965, II, 1,828-29; Adolf Hitler,
Monologe im Fu"hrerhauptquartier 1941-1944: Die Aufzeichnungen Heinrich
Heims.  ed.  Werner Jochmann, Hamburg, 1980.  293, 2 Feb.  1942) Two
months later Hitler associated himself completely with Himmler's broad
plans for Germanization of the East.  According to what Gottlob Berger
heard from a firsthand source, Hitler told a group of officers whom he
decorated with the Iron Cross with oak-leaf cluster:

      I know exactly how far I have to go, but it is so that the whole
      East becomes and remains German -- primeval German
      [urdeutsch]...We don't need to express our ideas about that now,
      and I will not speak about it.  That [task] I have given to my
      Himmler and he is already accomplishing it.  (Berger to Himmler,
      10 April 1942, NA RG 242, T-175/R 127/2649922)

Here was the politician calculatingly allowing subordinates to carry out
his dirty work.(Breitman, 234-35)

                              Work Cited

Breitman, Richard. The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final
Solution. New York: Alfred. A. Knopf, 1991

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