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The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution:

A Reconsideration

Paperback (224 pages)
In a grand villa on the shore of Berlin’s Lake Wannsee, fifteen well-educated young men met to talk mass murder.

The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution:

On January 20, 1942, in a grand villa on the shore of Berlin’s Lake Wannsee, a conference of Nazi officers produced a paper known as the "Wannsee Protocol," which laid the groundwork for a "final solution to the Jewish Question."

This Protocol has always mystified us. How should we understand this calm, business-like discussion of holocaust? And why was the meeting necessary? Hundreds of thousands of Jews had already been shot by squads in Russia or gassed in the camp at Chelmno.

Mark Roseman seeks to unravel this double mystery and explain how it was that on a snowy day, fifteen well-educated young men met to talk mass murder.

SS Leader Reinhard Heydrich...

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  • 20 Jan 42: Nazi conference coldly plans the Final Solution
  • 27 May 42: Reinhard Heydrich is mortally wounded
  • 19 Nov 44: Reinhard's brother Heinz (a good Nazi) commits suicide

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