The Holocaust and the Neo-Nazi Mythomania
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cases – came from those home on leave from diverse units engaged in the East and who had themselves had the occasion to observe such measures. In order to be able to combat all formation of rumours on this subject, rumours which often assume a tendentious nature, the following commentaries are given for information on the present situation..."
After having recalled the anti-Jewish movement between 1933 and 1939 (1. "Exclusion of the Jews from diverse sectors of the life of the German people... 2. The effort to totally expulse the adversary from the territories of the Reich"), the ordinance brings out that on the one hand the war had blocked emigration and on the other that the vital space, and thus the economic space, of the German people contained at that time such a quantity of Jews that their expulsion by emigration was no longer possible. Finally, the ordinance declares, before formulating what was the current "final solution:"
"The problem as a whole must be resolved by the present generation, given that even the following generation will no longer feel the question so keenly and on the basis of personal experiences, and that once launched, the affair urgently requires its resolution."
By this last detail the ordinance apparently means that the measures of segregation applied to the Jews by the present generation would end up by distracting the attention of the following generation from the actions of the Jews in segregation. This would create a dangerous situation because taking advantage of the careless somnolence of their Aryan entourage, the Jews would finally succeed in infiltrating non-Jewish life again. In brief, the operation begun had to be accelerated, having as objective the disappearance of this human group; for otherwise the regeneration of the dissolving power of the Jew would be fatally repeated.

The "final solution" is exposed as follows:
"That is why the total driving out (Verdraengung), respectively the elimination of millions of Jews established in the European economic space, is an imperative in the struggle that the German people are leading to assure their existence. Beginning with the territories of the Reich and then going on to other European countries implicated in the final solution, the Jews are commonly transported to the East to large camps, in part still to be built, where they are either set to work or brought still farther east. Old Jews, as well as the Jews bearing important military decorations... are commonly transplanted (umgesiedelt) in the city of Theresienstadt, in the Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia. It is in the nature of things that these problems, which are in part very different, can only be resolved in the interest of the definitive security (Sicherung) of our people by an unmitigated harshness."
We know today in detail of what the "final solution" consisted, and it is thus easy to interpret this text in its multiple shades of meaning. Many things which it touched upon by getting around them were probably to go unnoticed by an ordinary member of the Party who became aware of the ordinance. But to that member of the Party who wanted to have an idea of the solution that the Hitlerian power had finally found to one of the cardinal problems of its ideology, the following traits should normally have been evident: the "final
     
   

 
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