payment for which was to consist in the delivery of
arms. Hagen contacted the Ministry of the Economy on this subject (CDXXIV-8, p.
16). In July he noticed that the Greeks were avoiding the issue, probably
following English intervention (May 19; June 2, 12, 17 and 29; July 5, 6, 8).
This correspondance [sic] reveals that the Greek fleet often participated in
the clandestine transport of Jews. |
In the course of 1939, the
emigration became increasingly difficult. Hagen noted on June 15, 1939
"Promote" emigration to the maximum
possible. The emigrations are becoming more and more difficult... Promote all
plans for emigration no matter where." In March 1939, Hagen gave
Eichmann the responsibility (53) of
assembling a documentation for a report to Heydrich on a plan for the
installation of Jews in Madagascar. He presented it as having already been
debated between France and Poland. This report was to be compiled in
collaboration with the section for Jewish affairs of the Gestapo (II B4), and
it revealed that
"the Jewish question cannot be resolved on
the basis admitted until present (financial difficulties, etc.) and that it is
necessary to put a foreign policy solution on the agenda... (Madagascar Plan)."
A reference to this non-dated note was made in another of March
24, 1938 (CDXXXVII-28), from Dannecker. It was drafted in Vienna, apparently in
Eichmann's presence, to recall among other projects the one in question.
10. The Men of the II-112 Confronted with the Jews
1939 Six and Hagen, employing the pseudonym of "Dieter Schwartz," put out
(testimony of Wisliceny, LXXXVIII-67) a brochure entitled "World Judaism,"
which appeared in the series of treatises published by the SS. Beginning with
the thesis of the Jewish will to dominate the world, they analyzed the system
of Jewish political, social, financial, national and international
organizations. They finished up with Zionism which they considered incapable of
bringing about a real solution, given the number of Jews in the world and the
small territory of Palestine. "Dieter Schwartz" revealed in this context that
the Jews themselves desired a Jewish State only as the center of a Jewish
government power which would protect them in the activities that dispersed they
would continue to develop. "Dieter Schwartz" thus denounced Zionism. The
brochure concluded, nevertheless, by emphasizing that the only thing that
interested Germany was to remove the Jews from its territory at any price. Thus
the authors did not exclude, without however saying so explicitly (they did not
bring up the question of anti-Jewish measures), that if Palestine could not
contain the entire population of Jews in the world, it would suffice to absorb
that of the Reich.