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From: (Michael P. Stein)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Governor Frank Talks About an Order ....
Date: 21 Aug 1994 22:34:48 -0400
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     A contemporary document written by a Nazi official speaks of an 
order for the extermination of the Jews:

     I expect great things from your elasticity, and please don't come 
     to me with complaints about contradictions in our economic policy.  
     For you there is only one order, bring in workers from wherever you 
     can find them.

     Recently they have taken away a non-insignificant portion of our 
     old, protected Jewish workers.  It is clear that the process of 
     finding workers is made more difficult when, in the middle of this 
     war-related jobs program, an order comes that all Jews are to be 
     exterminated.  [In German "alle Juden sind der Vernichtung anheim 
     zu stellen", literally "All Jews are to be submitted to 
     extermination."]  The responsibility for this order does not rest 
     with the administration of the General Government.  This order for 
     extermination of the Jews comes from higher authorities.  We must 
     only reconcile ourselves to its conclusions, and can merely inform 
     the Federal authorities that the removal of those Jews capable of 
     working has led to tremendous difficulties.  Only recently I 
     complained to State Secretary Ganzenmueller [top official in the 
     Federal Transportation Ministry] that a huge building project in 
     the General Government had come to a standstill, and that I could 
     prove that this would not have happened had not the many thousands 
     of Jews who were employed on that project been hauled away.  Now an 
     order has been issued saying that all Jews should be taken off of 
     armaments work; I hope that this order will be repealed, if it has 
     not already been repealed, for otherwise I see the situation as 
     even worse.

Source: Minutes of a Cabinet Meeting, from the Office Diary of Hans 
Frank, 9 December 1942 (588-89), quoted in "Holocaust 1939-1945: A 
Collection of Primary Sources," selected and translated by John L. 
Heineman, pp. 142-143.
Mike Stein			The above represents the Absolute Truth.
POB 10420			Therefore it cannot possibly be the official
Arlington, VA  22210		position of my employer.

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