The protocols from the Wannsee Conference is used as evidence of Hitler’s alleged final solution to exterminate European Jews. Here is what Wikipedia has to say:
And here’s what the Holocaust Encyclopedia claims:
Interestingly enough Holocaust Encyclopedia fails to provide the means in which their readers can view the document for themselves.
There is much debate about whether the document is genuine or not, but that is not what I will be addressing today. Instead I will examine this claim at its face value and for the sake of argument assume that the document is legitimate and that we are being given a accurate translation.
On the Jewish Virtual Library website I was able to find a translation of the protocols with the following disclaimer; “This English text of the original German Wannsee Protocol is based on the official U.S. government translation prepared for evidence in the Nuremberg Trials. Revisions to the Nuremberg text were made for clarification and correction. The revisions were made by Dan Rogers of the University of South Alabama. This document is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced.” You can follow this link to read the protocols. I’ll wait.
The interpretation of this document will depend on what the reader believes the term’ final solution’ to mean. If you have an American education, such as myself, you have learned by rote that the ‘final solution’ means the murdering of Jews. However, this document does not define the final solution. In fact there is no German document that defines a ‘final solution’. If one were to define this term through the context of the document, however, it’s clear that the final solution is a program of deportation.
Part III includes this passage:
“Another possible solution of the problem has now taken the place of emigration, i.e. the evacuation of the Jews to the East, provided that the Führer gives the appropriate approval in advance. (…) These actions are, however, only to be considered provisional, but practical experience is already being collected which is of the greatest importance in relation to the future final solution of the Jewish question.”
I says right there that the ‘solution’ to the ‘problem’ is emigration. Secondly, since when is mass extermination considered a provisional action?
There is nothing in the document about Jews being ’rounded up and sent to extermination camps’ as Wikipedia suggests. There is nothing in this document mentioning the two main aspects of the Holocaust. Those being a plan to exterminate European Jews and homicidal gas chambers. This renders the protocols of the Wannsee Conference inadmissible as evidence of the Holocaust.
So when the orthodox Holocaust historians claim that the Holocaust is the best documented case of genocide you must remember that their standards of documental evidence are quite low.