Hitler Intended to Eradicate the Jews of the Middle East

(History Extra) Gershom Gorenberg - Hitler had declared his intent to eradicate the Jews of the Middle East and the SS actively prepared to do so. On July 20, 1942, SS Lt.-Col. Walther Rauff landed in Egypt, assigned to carry out the mass murder of Jews, as soon as German Gen. Rommel completed his expected conquest of Egypt. Rauff's previous assignments included the mass production of mobile gas chambers used by the SS to murder half a million people in eastern Europe as part of the Final Solution. After Egypt, Rauff's next target would be the 500,000 Jews of Palestine, followed by the Jews of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Yet due to Rommel's defeat at El Alamein, this never happened.

2021-11-25 00:00:00

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