Final Solution

(redirected from Solution to the Jewish problem)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Solution to the Jewish problem: The Final Solution, Endlösung der Judenfrage

Final Solution

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

[Translation of German Endlösung : Ende, end, final + Lösung, solution.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Fi′nal Solu′tion


n.
the Nazi program of annihilating the Jews of Europe during the Third Reich.
[1945–50; translation of German endgültige Lösung]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

final solution

The German attempt to exterminate all Jews through deportation to forced labor concentration camps, mass gassings, and other executions.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.final solution - the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Up to the war, the 'solution to the Jewish problem' applied to Germany's Jews.
Drawing on his experiences fighting racism during Freedom Rides in America, Schwarzschild insists that "the ethnic nation-state is by its nature exclusionary vis-a-vis other ethnicities...The insistence by ethnic nations upon being in the majority in their state, upon creating the state in whatever image they choose, and upon letting ethnic-national values predominate in it, is the functional equivalent of racism...The Jewish state, conceived as the solution to the Jewish problem, has become the Jewish problem.
Eichmann had also participated in the January 1942 Wannsee conference, where the administrative and logistic details of the "final solution to the Jewish problem" were settled.