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question was being resolved by emigration. During the war, the solution by emigration became practically impossible. One was reduced to contenting oneself with vague projects (a Jewish reserve in Madagascar), But in the second half of 1941 the extermination of Jews in the occupied regions of the Soviet Union was begun. This method soon began to be applied to the Jews of the Reich deported to the East and to the Jews of the Polish territories. This "final solution" was not openly admitted. Hitler considered it necessary even so to publicly resume the use of the word "Vernichtung" in this new situation where it was no longer question [sic] neither of emigration nor of a Jewish reserve. He announced in his speech of January 30, 1942, (81) that
"the war can end in but two ways, either by the extermination (ausgerottet) of the Aryan peoples, or by the disappearance of Judaism from Europe."
Recalling his "prophecy" of 1939, he specified that it would not be a question of the extermination of the European-Aryan peoples, but that the result of this war would be "the destruction (Vernichtung) of Judaism." He added:
"The time will come when the most harmful universal enemy will have finished its role for a least a millenium. [sic]"
Hitler thus afforded himself the satisfaction of proclaiming "the final solution" to the world, but by using terms sufficiently confused that it be perceived in the mysterious obscurity of an oracle.

The proclamation that he sent on February 24, 1942, from his headquarters to celebrate the foundation of the Party announced that
"the war will not exterminate Aryan humanity but the Jew." (82)
He recalled on September 30, 1942, in a major speech at the Sports Palace in Berlin that
"not Aryan humanity will be exterminated (ausgerottet) but Judaism." (83)
On February 24, 1943, Hitler repeated in his proclamation similar to that of a year before that the war would result in
"the extermination (Ausrottung) not of Aryan humanity, but of Judaism in Europe" (84)
and added that the German people, having become aware of the role of the Jews,
"has struggled with success against the Jewish domestic enemy and is now about to definitely finish it off."
It is perhaps useful to point out a particularity of terminology in, these oracles of Hitler. On January 30, 1939, he foretold the extermination of the "Jewish race." After, he referred to this "prophecy," but
    
   

 
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