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writes from Ohio, USA, July 31, 2000
Hitler did want Final Solution postponed
HITLER was referring to all Jews, and not just the narrower issue of mixed marriages between Jews and Gentiles and the children of those marriages. This clearly undermines Professor Richard Evans's view of the Schlegelberger memo [in the Lipstadt trial. See Paragraphs 5.155 and 5.161 of Mr. Justice Gray's Judgment].
In Schlegelberger's note [of March 1942], it is stated
"...the Fuhrer has repeatedly declared to him that he wants to see the solution to the Jewish question has been postponed until after the war is over."
Professor Evans expressed the opinion that the subject matter of was probably not the Jewish question generally but rather the narrower issue of mixed marriages between Jews and Gentiles and the children of such marriages ("Mischlinge").
This is undermined by Nuremberg Trial Document, NG-2586-J, which is a summary of Nazi Jewish policy. It is a memo by [Unterstaatssekretär] Martin Luther, dated August 21, 1942. It is reprinted in full in Arthur Butz's Hoax of the twentieth Century at page 209. Under point 8, it states:
"On the occasion of a reception by the Reich Foreign Minister on 26 November 1941 the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Popoff touched on the problem of according like treatment to the Jews of European nationalities and pointed out the difficulties that the Bulgarians had in the application of their Jewish laws to Jews of foreign nationality."
"The Reich Foreign Minister answered that he thought this question brought by Mr. Popoff not uninteresting. Even now he could say one thing to him, that at the end of the war all Jews would have to leave Europe. This was an unalterable decision of the Fuehrer and also the only way to master this problem, as only a global and comprehensive solution could be applied and individual measures would not help very much."
David Irving replies:
GOOD point. There is a lot of other collateral material which makes it quite plain that Hitler, unlike the fanatics on his staff, wanted to win the war before deaing with non-essential issues like the Church problem and the Judenfrage.