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The Wansee Conference

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The Wansee Conference, held in January 1942, was intended to clarify the mechanics of The Final Solution. Many Jews had been killed by then, but often the methods and even the goals seemed inconsistent from place to place.

From the Wansee Protocol

Under proper guidance, in the course of the final solution
the Jews are to be allocated for appropriate labor in the East.
Able-bodied Jews, separated according to sex, will be taken in
large work columns to these areas for work on roads, in the
course of which action doubtless a large portion will be
eliminated by natural causes.

The possible final remnant will, since it will undoubtedly
consist of the most resistant portion, have to be treated
accordingly, because it is the product of natural selection and
would, if released, act as a the seed of a new Jewish revival
(see the experience of history.)

For the complete text see Remember.org

This excerpt from the Wansee Protocol clearly shows not only the clear methodology the Nazis were establishing, but also, always underlying their actions, the racial theory. They killed those too weak to work, and used those who were stronger to help the Nazi machine carry out the war and the genocide. Deliberately creating working and living conditions which would lead to starvation and disease, the Nazis inevitably reduced the number of survivors. When they could no longer work, they too were exterminated.

Using a perversion of Darwinian theory, these high-ranking Nazi officials planned their "natural" selection process. They were concerned about the "survival of the fittest" and were careful to plan to exterminate the survivors, so that they could not be the seed of a new stronger Jewish "race".

The Final Solution

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