Wannsee Conference


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Wannsee Conference

“Final Solution” plotted and scheduled. [Ger. Hist.: Wigoder, 619]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1942, at the Wannsee Conference, the decision was made to exterminate European Jewry; in the exact same place where senior SS and Nazi officials met, the Israeli Embassy chose to hold its weekly diplomatic meeting, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It details the origins of destructive and long-lasting images of Jews as oChrist-killerso who refused to accept Jesus as the Messiah, as well as the rise of other anti-Semitic stereotypes and legends; the role of nationalism in the 19th century; Hitler's early views on Jews and his rise to power; the radicalization of Nazi anti-Semitic policies; the destruction of Poland and implications for Jews, including resettlements, deportations, and ghettos; the radicalization of Nazi policy on the oFinal Solution of the Jewish Questiono; and the Wannsee Conference and its plans for the Jewish population of Europe, including death camps.
Anyone wanting to know more would do well to watch two films: HBO's 'Conspiracy' about the Wannsee Conference, and the recently-released 'Denial,' about Irving's libel suit against historian Deborah Lipstadt.
The three-day visit to Berlin will include excursions to several locations that played significant roles during the war years: Potsdam, the Wannsee Conference Museum, and the Cecilienhof Palace.
He had chaired the Wannsee Conference which formalised plans to exterminate Europe's Jews and even Hitler called him "the man with the iron heart".
A creator of the Einsatzgruppen mobile killing units that would go on to murder 2 million people in the fields of Eastern Europe, Heydrich would soon convene the Wannsee conference, where Hitler's top lieutenants devised the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
After the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, the Nazis began the systematic deportation of Jews from all over Europe to six extermination camps in former Polish territory - Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Majdanek.
Twenty one years later was the Wannsee Conference in Berlin.
Hitler's search for a "Final Solution" eventually led Reinhard Heydrich to outline, at the Wannsee Conference in Berlin in January 1942, a course of action that was to determine the fate and logistics of moving millions of Jews eastward by rail to "labor camps" in Poland.
In 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their ''final solution'' that called for exterminating Jews.
Anticipating the logistical problems that Nazi Germany would face with millions of unwanted Jews under its control (approximately 11 million by the time the empire of the Third Reich had reached its greatest extent, according to the minutes of the Wannsee Conference mentioned below) and the drain that those Jews would impose on vital resources needed for the war effort, Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, second in power to only Hitler himself, sent a letter to SS Major General Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Security Service and Security Police, on July 31,1941, commissioning him to develop a formal plan for the final solution (Endlosung) of the Jewish question.
After the infamous 1942 Wannsee Conference, these Jewish artists, musicians, and actors were joined by German, Austrian, and Dutch men and women from the theatrical and literary worlds, who were torn out of their everyday lives and transported to the prison camp.