This Day in Jewish History Hitler Makes First Call for Jews’ 'Annihilation'

On January 30, 1939, Germany's Fuhrer addresses the Reichstag and speaks explicitly of annihilating Europe's Jewry.

On January 30, 1939, the sixth anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s ascension to the chancellorship of Germany, the Fuhrer delivered a speech to the Reichstag in which he spoke explicitly about the annihilation of European Jewry. Toward the end of what was a more than two-hour speech, Hitler made a threat regarding what would happen to the Jews if they succeeded in dragging Germany into...