What was discovered in Berlin that made a sad but important confirmation?
#100902. Asked by star_gazer. (Nov 10 08 10:20 PM)
Plans for the Auschwitz death camps were found in a Berlin flat.|
It provides evidence that the Nazis developed plans for the mass extermination of Jews earlier than previously thought.
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The plans also offer evidence that the Nazis planned the Holocaust from an earlier date than previously believed.
The decision to kill Europe's 11 million Jews has historically been dated to the Wannsee Conference in January 1942. A copy of the minutes, known as the "Wannsee Protocol", is generally regarded as one of the most important documents from the war.
But the newly discovered Auschwitz plans, published ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht purge against Jews, are dated Oct 23, 1941, offering evidence that the Nazis had developed plans to kills Jews on a mass scale earlier than previously thought, the newspaper said.
The plans of the death camp, which was built near Krakow, in Poland, were drawn by SS technicians and inmates.
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