• To take the place of emigration, and with the prior approval of the Führer, the evacuation of the Jews to the East has become another possible solution. Although both courses of action emigration and evacuation, must, of course, be considered as nothing more than temporary expedients, they do help to provide practical experience which should be of great importance in view of the coming Endlösung (Final Solution) of the Jewish question.

    Speech at the Wannsee Conference, Berlin, on January 20, 1942. "Why Did the Heavens Not Darken: The "Final Solution". Book by A. J. Mayer, p. 304, 1990.