‘the Final Solution Evolved Because of the Chaotic Nature of the Nazi Regime in the Years 1939-42.’ How Far Do You Agree with This Opinion?

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‘The Final Solution evolved because of the chaotic nature of the Nazi regime in the years 1939-42.’ How far do you agree with this opinion? The Final Solution is the most controversial topic of German History as its origination is not clean cut, whilst it would be simple to place emphasis on Hitler and his World View for the destruction of all Jewry there are other factors such as WW2 which must be taken into consideration in analysis of the Final Solution. Other factors include the polarised view of a lack of formal mechanisms and coherent policy, both of which were fuelled by an honest desire to pursue the will of the Fuhrer to commit, as described by Layton ‘The darkest deed of the Third Reich.’ Throughout this essay it will be…show more content…
In a continuation of the previous argument, it can also be argued that the Final Solution arose as a result of the chaotic nature of the Nazi regime during this period as per the Structuralist argument. This concept relies on the fact that these various institutions within the Third Reich competed with one another and as a result of this chaos ensued as these various institutions had poorly defined roles. An example of such would be the transportation of Jews to Madagascar to effectively deal with the Jewish question, at first Heydrich had suggested that the Jews be moved to suitable territory and it had been the Jewish section of the foreign office who had then suggested Madagascar, a place which would not sustain the Jewish population of Europe. Another example of such would be the movement of Jews to the East of Poland which led to the development of local initiatives as construction of gassing facilities were ordered and the utilisation of gas vans. This concept of Cumulative Radicalisation as devised by Mommsen argues that Hitler had no clear plan as to what to do with the Jews. As a result of this it could be argued that the Final solution emerged as a result of these various institutions all working towards the goal of the Fuhrer which created this chaos state and led to systematic extermination of the Jews by 1942. Both of these factors are heavily underlined by insistent pursuit of the will of the Fuhrer, as

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