This winter there is a danger that
not all of the Jews can be fed anymore.
One might weigh honestly,
if the most humane solution might not be
to finish off those of the Jews
who are not employable
by means of some quick-working device.
Report to SS-Obersturmbannführer Eichmann, 1941
Report from Hoppner, Higher SS
and Police Leader in the Warthegau,
to SS-Obersturmbannführer Eichmann,
July 16, 1941. As quoted in Raul Hilberg,
Documents of Destruction, 1971, p. 87.
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