NFrNJ alleged that "by mid 1942" the "Final Solution" became extermination of the Jews. When we look at the Hierarchy of evidence (bottom of post)
we will see that [after common sense and the laws of nature] physical/material evidence is the strongest form of evidence in this historical dispute.
NFrNJ has posted no physical evidence to substantiate "Holocaust" fantasies (meaning: refutes "Holocaust denial") and certainly never will.
This is despite the fact that even though his "Holocaust" story, if true, would result in millions of pounds of physical evidence existing in known locations.
So the focus here will mainly be on the much less definitive documentary evidence.
11 December 1941:
Germany is officially at war with the USA, and Operation Barbarossa has been going on for just over 6 months
18 December 1941: (Goebbels)"I speak with the Führer regarding the Jewish Question. He is determined to take consistent action and not be deterred by bourgeois sentimentality. Above all, the Jews must leave the Reich (aus...heraus) ... The Jews should all be deported (abgeschoben) to the East. We are not very interested in what becomes of them after that."
12 January 1942:
A circular was sent out in German occupied Ukraine by Reichskommissar Ukraine Erich Koch and HSSPF Russland-Süd Hans-Adolf Prützmann requesting regional commissars and SS-policemen to identify possible future ghettos near railway links to where Jews could be resettled. (Zhytomyr State Archives (ZSA), P1151-1-137, p. 8; cited in "Wendy Lower, Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine" p. 89)
20 January 1942:
Wannsee Conference takes place. The accompanying text (Wannsee Protocols) explain that the "Final Solution" was not a policy of Jewish extermination, but "the expulsion of the Jews from the living space of the German people."
It also stated that "Another possible solution of the problem has now taken the place of emigration, i.e. the evacuation of the Jews to the East" viewtopic.php?t=1647
10 February 1942:
Franz Rademacher sent to another Third Reich official a memo, stating "The war against the Soviet Union has in the meantime created the opportunity to use other territories for the Final Solution. Accordingly, the Führer has decided that the Jews will not be shoved to Madagascar but rather to the east. Madagascar no longer needs to be earmarked for the Final Solution"
(Document NG-3933 of the Wilhelmstrasse trial)
7 March 1942: (Goebbels)"I read a detailed report from the SD and police regarding a final solution of the Jewish Question. Any final solution involves a tremendous number of new viewpoints. The Jewish Question must be solved within a pan-European frame. There are 11 million Jews still in Europe. They will have to be concentrated later, to begin with, in the East; possibly an island, such as Madagascar, can be assigned to them after the war. In any case there can be no peace in Europe until the last Jews are shut off from (ausgeschaltet) the continent."
He is probably referencing the Wannsee protocols here
17 March 1942:
(1) "The systematic mass murder of Jews begins in Belzec" - USHMM
(2) Fritz Reuter memo on Hoefle conversation; Full text: viewtopic.php?p=92065#p92065
The memo states:
- Jews were to be split into those fit and unfit for work
- The fit were to be used for work
- Belzec was used to sort those who can work "with a file denoting their professions"
- Jews unfit for work would be sent to Belzec and then "be moved beyond the border and never return to the General Government [occupied Poland]"
This contradicts the assertion that Belzec was a "pure extermination camp" where over 99% of the Jews (fit or unfit) were gassed, excepting just a few hundred or so being used at any one time as slaves to keep the operation going
20 March 1942: (Goebbels)"...Finally we talk about the Jewish question. Here the Führer is as uncompromising as ever. The Jews must be gotten out of (aus...heraus) Europe, if necessary by applying most brutal methods."
27 March 1942: (Goebbels)
The diary entry discussed in the Goebbels thread (linked above), wherein Goebbels states "Beginning with Lublin, the Jews in the General Government are now being evacuated (abgeschoben) eastward."
There is also the 40/60 figure, and "The ghettos that will be emptied in the cities of the General Government will now be refilled with Jews thrown out of the Reich. This process is to be repeated from time to time."
29 March 1942 (Goebbels):"In large part the Jews are once again being evacuated (evakuiert) from Berlin. About one thousand per week are shipped (verfrachtet) to the East. The suicide rate under this Jewish evacuation is extraordinarily high. This does not bother me, however."
March / April 1942 (date unknown):
The "Schlegelberger letter" states that "Reich Minister Lammers informed me that the Führer had repeatedly declared to him that he wants to hear that the Solution of the Jewish Problem has been postponed until after the war is over" viewtopic.php?t=534
10 April 1942 (Goebbels):
After cheering that German suicides are down and Jewish suicides are up, he writes "At the moment I cannot conduct rigorous evacuations (Evakuierungen), because the strong remaining Jews are needed for the armaments process. But here too a remedy will surely be found in the coming weeks."
20 April 1942 (Goebbels):"The most recent act of sabotage [in France] against a German military train which resulted in several deaths will be punished with severe reprisals. The number of people to be shot will be doubled, and over a thousand Communists and Jews will be put into freight cars and shipped (verfrachtet) to the East."
I wonder would some be "shipped to the east" [to be gassed] when they could have just been shot right there as well.
24 April 1942 (Goebbels):
Goebbels complains about Bolshevik propaganda of Germans committing cannibalism, blames it all on "international Jewry" and then states "We will be doing humanity a great service if we permanently remove them (entfernen) from public life and stick them in quarantine."
27 April 1942: (Goebbels)"I talked to the Führer once more in detail about the Jewish Question. His attitude is unrelenting. He wants, under all circumstances, to push the Jews out (herausdrängen) of Europe... Himmler is presently implementing a large resettlement (Umseidlung) of Jews from German cities to the eastern ghettos."
29 April 1942: (Goebbels)"The danger of the Partisans continues to exist in unmitigated intensity in the occupied areas. The Partisans have, after all, caused us very great difficulties... Short shrift (kurzen Prozess) is made of the Jews in all eastern occupied areas. Tens of thousands must bite the dust, and the Fuhrer's prophecy is fulfilled for them, that Jewry has to pay for inciting a new World War with the complete extripation (Ausrottung) of their race."
Goebbels seems to be aware that "tens of thousands" would die in the east, if this was some extermination of Jews policy (and not merely a question of fighting a partisan/guerilla war) why would he continually refer to the "Final Solution" as something else? It's inconceivable that someone could be aware of a policy of killing every Jew but somehow still think "Final Solution" is mass resettlement.
16-18 May 1942:
"On either 16 or 18 May 1942, Sobibor became fully operational and began mass gassing operations" (Wikipedia)
No "huge mass graves" at Sobibor have been shown to exist containing even 0.1% of the alleged 250,000 gassed Jews. 14 months later, Himmler will order:"The transit camp Sobibór is to be converted into a concentration camp. In the concentration camp a plant for the repair of captured munitions is to be established."
17 May 1942: (Goebbels)"We are trying now to evacuate (evakuieren) the remaining Jews in Berlin to the East, on a larger scale. One third of all Jews living in Germany are located in the capital... due to the fact that, in Berlin, relatively many Jews are working in the military-industrial establishment, and, per regulation, neither they nor their families can be evacuated (evakuiert). I am seeking a repeal of this regulation, and will try to remove (aus…herauszubringen) all Jews from Berlin who are not directly engaged in war industries."
28 May 1942: (Goebbels)"Ten Jews in concentration camps or under the earth are dearer to me than one in freedom."
The distinction here is that "concentration camps" is not death, even though some were supposedly set up for that sole purpose already.
29 May 1942: (Goebbels)"The Jews who remain in the Reich naturally represent an extremely dangerous contingent. They really belong in prison... I am constantly trying to transport (verfrachten) as many Jews as possible to the East; once they are out of reach (aus der Reichweite heraus), they can then do us no harm, at least for the time being."
30 May 1942: (Goebbels)"The Führer does not at all wish that the Jews should be evacuated (evakuiert) to Siberia... He would much prefer to resettle (aussiedeln) them in central Africa... In any case, it is the Führer's goal to make Western Europe completely Jew-free. Here they may no longer have their homeland."
It is typically estimated that 2 million Jews had died by now with Sobibor and Belzec gassing Jews and Treblinka II soon to come. Goebbels clearly knew nothing of any plan to exterminate Jews and if such a thing was occurring then Hitler must have been lying to him about it. He is describing a plan to temporarily resettle them to eastern ghettos if their labor is not explicitly needed and then whenver it is expedient (post-war) to remove them completely from Europe.
18 July 1942:
The date of a surviving, signed "Operation Reinhard Secrecy Oath": viewtopic.php?t=12924
To be signed by those "with special duties in the execution of tasks in the evacuation of Jews within the framework of 'Einsatz Reinhardt'"
23 July 1942:
"Treblinka [II extermination camp] becomes fully operational" (Wikipedia)
"Gassing Operations Begin at Treblinka" (USHMM)
13 August 1942:
Karl Wolff memo to Albert Ganzenmüller: viewtopic.php?t=10360
In response to "The Ganzenmuller Letter" regarding deporting Jews to Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka – Wolff stated that he was very glad to hear about their plan"to accelerate this population transfer"
21 August 1942:
(1) Goebbels: "The Jews are now in large part evacuated (evakuiert) and established in the East. This is quite generous to them. Here the Jewish Question is tackled in the right place, without sentimentality and without much consideration. Only in this way can the Jewish problem be solved."
(2) the Luther Memorandum states:"Heydrich informed the Reich Foreign Minister that the whole problem of the approximately 3.25 million Jews in the areas under German control can no longer be solved by emigration; a territorial final solution would be necessary... Heydrich explained that Reichsmarschall Goering's assignment to him had been made on the Fuehrer's instructions and that the Fuehrer instead of emigration has now authorized the evacuation of the Jews to the East as the solution... The deportation to the General Gouvernement is a provisionary measure. The Jews will be moved on further to the occupied Eastern territories as soon as the technical conditions for it are given"
28 August 1942:
A report by Horst Ahnert on an SS meeting on the deportation of Jews from Auschwitz to the East states:"It was demanded by the Kommandant of the internment camp Auschwitz that the necessary blankets, work shoes, and eating utensils are absolutely to be included in the transports... Eichmann asks to immediately effect the purchase of the barracks ordered by the commander of the Security Police Den Haag. The camp is to be established in Russia. The transporting of the barracks can be handled so that in every train transport 3-5 barracks are carried along."
(1) Majdanek, the sixth major "extermination camp" supposedly begins gassing 3,000 Jews per month, Chelmno is about to shut down so that this is the only month where all 6 of the infamous "extermination camps" are claimed to have been gassing Jews
at the same time.
(2) In the so-called "Green Map/folder/portfolio" for the "Administration of the Economy in the Occupied Eastern Regions," it is stated that "After the War, the Jewish question will be solved overall throughout Europe," which is why until then everything would merely be "partial measures." It also declares "thuggish measures" against Jews to be "unworthy of Germans and must be avoided by all means." (EC-347. IMT, vol. XXXVI, p. 348)
5 September 1942:
Horst Ahnert of the Paris security police wrote that in conjunction with the "Final solution to the Jewish question" that the "deportation of Jews for purpose of labor" was about to begin. (CDJC, XXVI-61)
15 September 1942: (Goebbels)"Schirach gave a speech to the European Youth Congress, that meets now in Vienna... Among other things, Schirach explained that he had evacuated (evakuiert) thousands and thousands of Jews out of Vienna and into the eastern ghettos."
1 October 1942: (Goebbels)"Extraordinarily sharp and aggressive venting against the Jews [by the Führer], whom he threatens with destruction (Vernichtung), so far as they run into our area. I drive back to the Chancellery with the Führer. Once again we talk through the Jewish Question. Here the Führer takes the same radical standpoint I do. He is also of the opinion that we must completely deport the Jews out of the Reich (restlos herausschaffen), and above all from Berlin."
Somehow "completely deport the Jews" is a "radical standpoint" here. At the end of this month, over half a million Jews were supposedly gassed at Treblinka, 350+ thousand at Belzec, and 100+ thousand at Auschwitz. Why isn't Goebbels talking about this at all? Why didn't Hitler tell him? He was so happy to hear of tens of thousands getting shot, supposedly shot as part of this alleged "Exterminate the Jews as the Final Solution" policy. Goebbels clearly sees Jews being shot in the east, which he was fully aware of, as something distinct from the "Final Solution" policy.
9 October 1942:
Martin Bormann writes a document "Preparatory Measures for the Solution of the Jewish Problem in Europe-Rumors About the Position of the Jews in the East" (PS-3244) viewtopic.php?t=9280
"In the course of the work on the final solution of the Jewish problem..." he says that discussions of "very strict measures" of Jews in the East are taking place among Germans, "mostly in a distorted and exaggerated form."
Bormann states that not all Germans "are capable of demonstrating sufficient understanding for the necessity of such measures" but defines the "Final Solution" as:
- "The repulsion of Jews from the individual spheres of living of the German people"
- An "attempt to completely drive out the enemy from the area of the Reich"
Further, "Since the outbreak of war in 1939 these possibilities of emigration decreased" so that "a complete repulsion of the Jews by emigration is no longer possible."
As a result, "A complete removal or withdrawal of the millions of Jews residing in the European economic space [Wirtschaftsraum] is therefore an urgent need"
He explains the present situation:"the Jews are currently being deported to large camps which have already been established or which are to be established in the East, where they will either be used for work or else transported still farther to the East"
So, quite obviously mass resettlement of Jews was seen as a controversial subject.
It is around this period when the Allied atrocity propaganda efforts go into full force. Goebbels complains the entire month about this
25 November 1942:
New York Times reports: "Himmler program kills Polish Jews. Slaughter of 250,000 ..."
27 November 1942: (Goebbels)"Also, the Jews have again become completely impudent, even in the Reich area. I will therefore take care that, at least from Berlin if possible, they will be quickly pushed out (abgeschoben). Next week a transport of 5,000 Berlin Jews will leave for the Eastern zone."
4 December 1942:
The London Times reports: "Nazi War on Jews: Deliberate Plan for Extermination."
6 December 1942: (Goebbels)"A new suggestion was made on the liquidation (Liquidierung) of Jewish marriages. After that one wants to go to compulsive separations, and otherwise, as means to obtain evacuation (Evakuierung)... The Führer has also given me an order to first take care that the unprivileged full Jews are deported (herausgeschafft) from Germany. Once they are all gone, we can then approach the problem of the remaining Jews."
9 December 1942:"The Jews throughout the world mobilize against us. They tell of terrible atrocities against the Jewish race which we allegedly allowed to happen in Poland, and now they threaten us in London and Washington to inflict a terrible punishment on all guilty parties after the war. That still cannot prevent us from bringing about a radical solution to the Jewish Question. In any case, we will just let this threat be. The Jews will probably not have anything else special to report from Europe."
17 December 1942: (Goebbels)"The Jews continue to raise a fuss about the alleged atrocities in Poland... Eden speaks in the House of Commons on the issue of the Polish Jews. One sees in this a whole propaganda effort, a result of the strong Jewish influence on British public opinion"
UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's statements can be read here: https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hans ... eclaration
Belzec is claimed to have stopped gassings, resulting in 450-600 thousand victims. Until mid-1943 however the corpses in the alleged mass graves were supposedly being dug up, burned in giant pyres made of railroad tracks, and then reburied in the same alleged pits. These pits have never been actually shown to exist anywhere near the quantities alleged, despite supposedly being in known locations.
By the end of 1942, the year "Final Solution" supposedly became extermination according to NFrNJ, over 1.5 million Jews were allegedly killed in the 6 "extermination camps" with 4 million total Jewish deaths overall.
And yet on December 17 Goebbels speaks of "alleged atrocities" and he refers to these accusations as "propaganda"? And he still discusses deportations and transporting Jews "to the east" (although that stops soon after, as I will highlight below).
I will only include a few events for 1943 since the claim was "by mid-1942", starting with what Goebbels said about Hitler's infamous Reichstag prophecy.
3 January 1943 (Goebbels):"It's amazing how shortsightedly the Jews all over the world operate... They should expect this frivolous playing with fire to continue until they are completely wiped out (gänzlich vernichtet). This also corresponds to the Führer's prophecy, when he explained at the beginning of the war that it would not end with the destruction (Vernichtung) of the Aryan race, but with the expulsion (Austreibung) of Jewry from Europe."
11 January 1943:
Telegram by Hoefle summarizes AR deportations for Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec and Majdanek up to December 31, 1942. Hoefle is "Coordinator" of Aktion Reinhardt & deputy to Globocnik, the man claimed to be responsible for Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor "extermination camps" viewtopic.php?t=11146
The top-secret telegram (intercepted & decoded by the British) has no mention of mass murder at all. It includes the "1,274,166" total also found in the Korherr report which will be mentioned below. Hoefle was with Globocnik when he "committed suicide" on 31 May 1945. Hoefle was released after being interrogated, but later arrested in 1961. Shortly thereafter he "committed suicide" before his trial.
2 February 1943:
A turning point with the loss of the Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans were expelled from the Caucasus and everything gained in the 1942 Summer Campaign was slowly being lost.
As the Soviets were regaining these territories, evacuations "to the East" become completely infeasible. Using Jews for labor was now considered more practical than dumping them into ghettos, so the focus was shifted to Auschwitz (which had a synthetic-rubber and petroleum plant since May 1942) rather than Operation Reinhardt, which ended later this year.
2 March 1943: (Goebbels)
The last time his diaries mention evacuating Jews "to the East" (Although continually demands their removal afterwards): "We are now definitely pushing the Jews out (aus…hinaus) of Berlin. They were suddenly rounded up last Saturday, and are to be carted off (abgeschoben) to the East as quickly as possible"
15 March 1943:
Auschwitz Krema II [according to Pressac] is first function as a homicidal gas chamber before its official entry into service on 31 March. Usually it's alleged that 350-500 thousand Jews were gassed in this building by November 1944.
23 March 1943:
Initial 16-page version of Korherr report "the Final Solution to the Jewish Question" describing European Jewish population reductions up to 31 December 1942.
There are three versions of Korherr's report with one for only Hitler and Himmler. In this version, the vague term "Special treatment" (Sonderbehandlung) was removed by Himmler's request (except in one instance where it was included under "Evacuation"). Korherr said post-war that he was told that the phrase did not mean killing in that instance.
Along with the same 1.27 million figure as the Hoefle telegram, there is also a "1,873,549" figure under "Evacuations total (including Theresienstadt and including special treatment)".
It is unlikely that these numbers are totally accurate as there was an incentive to reach certain benchmarks. And an unknown number in these figures would be Jews who self-deported (emigrated). There are many threads on the Korherr report if you use the search function
By August 1943, the Battle of Kursk had been lost and the war in the East was officially unwinnable
I don't see any reason to believe that "Final Solution" became "extermination of Jews" any time during 1942. In fact, various top-secret documents discussing the alleged "extermination camps" or Aktion Reinhardt suggest otherwise. And there is also literally no physical evidence at any of these "extermination camps" that can be shown to support the claim of mass exterminations.
No wonder the exterminationists have to trot out lying "eyewitnesses" and laughably fraudulent "confessions" - their "Holocaust" narrative is completely at odds with the facts