The discussions of singularity and of the event here, and of Celan on the poem as an event (Ereignis) are powerful and persuasive; so is the stress on the 'datedness' of poetry: Celan says that every poem is inscribed with its January 20, the date mentioned first at the beginning of Buchner's Lenz, the date (in 1942) of the settling of the Final Solution of the Jewish Question
at the Wansee Conference.
Sunday marked the 60th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, at which top officials of the German Reich, including Adolph Eichmann, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Justice, and others discussed the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question
Rosenbaum shows that the newspaper produced numerous exposes of sexual scandals in the Nazi Party, and even a dispatch, on December 9, 1931, about a plan for the extermination of German Jews: "For the final solution of the Jewish question
it is proposed to use the Jews in Germany for slave labor or for cultivation of the German swamps administered by a special SS division." There is a bracing clarity to the Post's portrayal of Hitler that seems to have gotten lost in much of the of modern scholarship so carefully chronicled by Rosenbaum.
559-60) refers to the recognition of the Arab countries' right to solve the problem of the Jews living in Palestine or elsewhere in the Arab World "in a manner that conforms to the national and ethnic interests of the Arabs and to the solution of the Jewish question
in the countries of Germany and Italy." This formulation does not only appear differently in Haddad's version (Haddad, ibid.) but seems also to disagree with the draft declaration that Shawkat presented to Von Papen in Turkey during their meeting in September 1940.
The "Final Solution of the Jewish Question
" evolved as a conception and in its implementation over a period of years--during which it was individual persons who suffered and died, both as individuals and as Jews, and in any event, person by person.