David Cesarani (2002, 51) The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation
According to Friedlander (2002)
Nazi genocide, also known as the Final Solution or the Holocaust.
- The chronology of Nzai mass number unambiguously shows that the killings of the handicapped intiated in the winter of 1939-40, preceded those of jews and Gypsies...In short, euthansia served as a model for the Final Solution.
- The way Nazi leaders reached the devision to kill the handicapped tells us a great deal about they decided on the Final Solution
Definition of 'the final Soultion'
Killing the handicapped had been advocated as early as early as 1920, and during the 1930s some party and government health care functionaries had championed that radical policy.
History of 'The Final Solution'
Hitler commissioned Himmler and his SS and police to kill the Jews. Hitler kept himself informed about the progress of the killing operations of the Final Solution
Usage of The Final Solution
The adoption of the euthanasia killing technique by the operators of the Final Solution; 'The method employed the camps [of Operation Reinhard] was the same as the utilized in the castle in Hartheim, except that those killed were all Jews'
Two procedures, using as representative examples Hartheim for euthanasia and Sobibor for the Final Solution.