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November 12


Hermann Goering chairs a meeting of the Reich Ministry of
Air on "the Jewish question," and notes that Hitler has
ordered him to "take coordinated action in the matter."
Goering goes on to note that the fundamental idea in the
program is the elimination of the Jew from the German
economy, then discusses the seizure of Jewish-owned
businesses by the state and their "Aryanization." (1816-PS) (NCA II, 447-8)

At a meeting after Kristallnacht ... Hermann Goering ...
reproached some of those present for the enormous material
destruction that they had helped cause, but not for the
attack upon German Jews: "I would have rather you had killed
200 Jews and not destroyed such valuable assets." (Goldhagen, 123)

German Jews are assessed a "Punitive Payment" [Suehneleistung] in the
amount of one billion Reichsmarks as the result of Kristallnacht, and
an ordinance excluding all Jews from the German economy results in the
closure of all Jewish business establishments.  The ordinance
pertaining to the "Restoration of Clean Streets" ["Wiederherstellung des 
Strassenbildes"] by Jewish commercial enterprises forces the Jews
themselves to pay for all damages suffered during Kristallnacht.  The
Jewish population of Germany is excluded from all cultural functions
circuses. (Ruerup, 112)


The British Ministry of Economic Warfare lodges a protest
against the American decision to issue and export license to
the WJC representative in Geneva for Jewish rescue efforts.
(See February 13, April 20, June 15, July 16, September 28,
and October 26.) (USHMM, 1993, p. 50)


The Szalasi government orders the relocataion of about
fifteen thousand "protected" Jews with passes from
Switzerland, Sweden, the Vatican, Spain, and Portugal to
"protected" houses set up that summer. The safe houses were
established as a result of Wallenberg's initial request for
permission for 630 Jews sponsored by the Swedish government
to immigrate to Sweden. (USHMM, 1994, p. 67)

SS Brigadier General Veesenmayer reports that the
"evacuation" of Budapest Jews continues despite technical
difficulties. According to Eichmann, 27,000 Jews have
started on their march toward the Reich, with 40,000 more to
follow in daily groups of 2,000 to 4,000. A total of 120,000
Jews, including children, remain in the Budapest area; their
eventual destination will depend on the availability of transport. (Ibid.)

                         Work Cited

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans 
   and the Holocaust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996

NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for
   Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and
   Aggression, Volume II. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1946

Ruerup, Reinhard, Ed., trans. By Werner T. Angress. Topography of
   Terror. Berlliner Festspiele GmbH, Berlin: 1987

USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Revolt Amid the Darkness: Days of Remembrance,
   April 18-25, 1993. Washington, D.C.: 1993
USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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