This day in Jewish history / A Nazi parley
It was at the Wannsee Conference, named for the Berlin villa where it was held, that Nazi bureaucrats received their marching orders for the Final Solution.
January 20, 1942, is the date of what has become known as the Wannsee Conference, named for the villa in the Berlin suburbs where this 90-minute meeting of Nazi-German bureaucrats took place. In popular memory, the conference, and the accompanying Wannsee Protocol (the minutes of the meeting) that emerged after the war, are seen as the critical moment when the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” was...
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