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Published by: Lauren Graciela Ward on Apr 08, 2011
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Lauren Ward Mr.

Neuburger English 102-104 April 8, 2011

The Wannsee conference convened on January 20, 1942. The purpose of the Wannsee Conference was to inform all those that would be participating in the operation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/holocaust/time19 41n03.html Reinhard Heydrich oversaw the Einsatzgruppen (killing squads). He also convened the Wannsee conference.

of the ³Final Solution´ or that needed to be reassured of the plan. Also to inform every one of whom Hitler had

appointed to be in charge of the project, Heydrich and the RSHA. This was all necessary, to keep all involved on the µsame page¶, so to speak. The ³Final Solution´ was the code name to annihilate all of the Jews in Europe. Hitler put the order out for this mass murder to begin in 1941. The plan was to bring all the Jews under the German Reich to the East and put them, separated by gender, into these ³labor camps´, where they would be disappearing. In order to accomplish this plan they had to build the largest killing facilities ever made. They were called death camps. The Jews were impacted greatly, even more than words can describe. Their lives would only be taken more rapidly and without any thought. The camps that were designed to accomplish the ³Final Solution´ were not meant to leave any Jew that went through them alive. The Jews had nowhere to go, with no belongings and most of the time without family; they knew what fate was being brought to them, with very little hope for anything else. The Nazi¶s on the other hand had all of the power. They were the ones creating these methods for murder and working hard to kill as many as they could in one day. The ³Final Solution´ gave them more of

a purpose for what they wanted to do all along. The Nazi¶s would only feel like they had an important operation to accomplish, most believing it would be no problem, in order for their jobs to be done. The extermination of the Jews went on till 1945 when allied forces came in to save the last few remaining.

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