War of Destruction

War of Destruction - War of Destruction- Spring 1941 Total...

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War of Destruction- Spring 1941 Total mass murder of Soviet Jewry- Hitler in July, Himmler in last weeks of July, & set in motion by mid August Two Decision framework: Summer in 1941 (Soviet Jewry) and the October 1941 (European Jewry); we have to get away from the notion of the Big Bang theory where Hitler says “do it” at one explicit point; Hitler set the decision making process in order by calling a War of Destruction & when he gives his victory speech, the decision making process comes to an end Goring Authorization - July 1941; a free sentenced letter written on a blank sheet of paper with no stationary heading but with Goring’s signature; probably written by Hedryich, who got Goring’s signature; 3 sentences: Goring authorizes Hedryich to draw up a plan for the total solution to Jewish question. He is to coordinate the activities of other agencies whose jurisdiction is affected He is to report back to Goring when the final solution has been prepared
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