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William Fu (0937355) SISJE 195 A Benz Quiz 1. "From the very beginning the idea of herding Jews into ghettos at a remote location contained fantasies of extermination" (68). On what basis does Benz advance this claim? From the very beginning, the idea of herding Jews into ghettos at a remote location contained fantasies of extermination because of the impossibility of resolving the Jewish problem through emigration. The Jewish problem was the entire goal of the Nazi party during the Holocaust; dedicating such a large degree of work and effort into an ineffective solution is illogical and improbable. Wolfgang Benz shows that emigration of the Jews to a remote location ghetto was not a solution to the Jewish problem. For example the Madagascar project and the relocating of Jews was opposed by technical problems, Governor General Hans Frank, Goring for economic reasons, and most importantly Heinrich Himmler with his notorious piece of writing “ I hope to see the concept Jew totally extinguished through the possibility of a mass emigration of all Jews to Africa or to a colony.”(The Holocaust, 70) Himmler’s writing shows that mass emigration of Jews to Africa or a colony is not in actuality the solution to the Jewish problem; only that the possibility of a mass emigration would lead to the totally extinguished
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course SOC 352 taught by Professor Brines during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.

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