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Final Solution

also final solution
The Nazi program of exterminating Jews during the Third Reich.

[Translation of German Endlösung : Ende, end, final + Lösung, solution.]

Fi′nal Solu′tion

the Nazi program of annihilating the Jews of Europe during the Third Reich.
[1945–50; translation of German endgültige Lösung]

final solution

The German attempt to exterminate all Jews through deportation to forced labor concentration camps, mass gassings, and other executions.
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equally clear that this is the Endlosung, the final solution with a debt
El crimen de "El ultimo judio en Vinnytsia" no corresponde a un capricho de un batallon de desquiciados de las SS, sino que responde a aquella fria planificacion de la Endlosung der Judenfrage, a aquel pogromo para la "solucion final de la cuestion judia", escenificada en los lager del iii Reich.
So strategic and systematic it was that the persecution, experimentation, and genocide were carried out in stages, culminating in the die Endlosung der Judenfrage, the 'final solution to the Jewish Question.
The logical conclusion of delegitimation is denying the group the right to exist, what Daniel Jonah Goldhagen labels eliminationist anti-Semitism and the Nazis called Endlosung, a final solution.
In de studies Dialektik der Aufklarung (Dialectic of Enlightenment), samen met Horkheimer geschreven, en Negative Dialektik (Negative Dialectics, 1966) verdedigt Adorno de bewering dat de Endlosung der Jugendfrage heeft aangetoond dat de westerse cultuur tot een mislukking heeft geleid.
Polish literature occupies a particular place in comparison to all others English-speaking, French, German-speaking, Russian or Jewish literature--not only because of the richness of literary evidence of the Endlosung.
He uses the German word Losung to describe this grim process, a word that hints at Endlosung, the Nazi term for the Final Solution.
Even today, the so-called Endlosung remains a strong connotation of the word "Wannsee," and its unsettling overtones reverberate through Sebald's text.
In the East, as well as the West, killed Jews were not commemorated as victims of the German anti-Semitic, genocidal policy of Endlosung, but primarily as "compatriots" fallen in an atrocious war between nations and ideologies.
Residence to Europe's largest Jewish population on the eve of the war, Poland was the experimental ground for Lebensraum (living space), Volkstumkampf (ethnic struggle), Flurbereinigung (basic or comprehensive cleaning), and Endlosung (Final Solution) (14).
The Endlosung could function either as the ultimate objective guiding anti-Semitism or as the logical outcome of those attitudes and practices.