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Hans Frank speaks !

Hans Frank

  Speech to senior members of his administration

The Removal of the Jews from the General Government


Hans Frank (center) and his senior staff

16 December 1941  


One way or another – I will tell you that, quite openly – we must finish off the Jews.


The Fuhrer put it into words once:


“Should united Jewry again succeed in setting off a World War: then the blood sacrifice shall not be made only by the peoples driven into war, but then the Jew of Europe will have met his end.”


I know that there is criticism of many of the measures now applied to the Jews in the Reich.


There are always deliberate attempts to speak again and again of cruelty, harshness, etc: this emerges from the reports on the popular mood.


I appeal to you: before now I continue speaking: first agree with me on a formula: we will have pity, on principle, only for the German people, and for nobody else in the world.


The others had no pity for us either. As an old National Socialist, I must also  say that if the pack of Jews were to survive the war in Europe while we sacrifice the best of our blood for the preservation of Europe, then this war would still only be a partial success.


I will therefore, on principle, approach Jewish affairs in the expectation that the Jews will disappear. They must go. I have started negotiations for the purpose of having them pushed off to the East.


In January there will be a major conference on this question in Berlin to which I shall send State Secretary Dr Buhler. The conference is to be held in the office of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Heydrich at the Reich Security Main Office.


A major Jewish migration will certainly begin. But what should be done with the Jews? Can you believe that they will be accommodated in settlements in the Ostland?


In Berlin we were told: why are you making all this trouble? We don’t want them either – not in Ostland or in the Reichskommisariat: liquidate them yourselves!


Gentlemen I must ask you to steel yourselves against all considerations of compassion. We must destroy the Jews wherever we find them and wherever it is at possible, in order to maintain the whole structure of the Reich, the views that were acceptable up to now cannot be applied to such gigantic, unique events.

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Copyright Carmelo Lisciotto H.E.A.R.T 2000

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