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Two months afterward, on July 21,1942, Hitler took up (86) the Jewish question again in its totality and from the point of view of the Jew considered as bearer of Communism:
"When this war is finished, a lightened Europe will be able to catch its breath. For, given that at the end of this war (I shall have) thrown all of the Jews, up to the very last one, out of Europe, the Communist danger coming from the East will he extirpated from top to bottom."
Some days after these remarks, Hitler broke out in fury at the thought that the war ended, the Jewish presence would perhaps not be eliminated from all of the European cities. To this prospect he opposed the action of the liquidation of the Jews already in progress. On July 24, 1942, he stated (86):
"Judaism is seeking out Europe for its business. Europe should refuse it, if only by sacro-sanct [sic] egoism, for Judaism is racially tougher. When the war is over, (I shall maintain) rigourously the following point of view: (I) shall break up (zusammenschlagen) one city after the other if the dirty Jews do not come out and emigrate to Madagascar or another Jewish national state. The removal of the Jews from Vienna is of prime urgency... Also, from Munich... (I am delighted) that Linz is already today freed of the Jewish presence. When they tell me that today Lithuania is freed of the Jewish presence (judenfrei), I find that significant... The Jews who, as the popular refrain put it, wanted to "hang their linen on the Siegfried line," will lose their impudence after the war... For, secretly, the anti Semitism of the Anglo Americans is essentially stronger than that of the German, who, in spite of all the negative experiences, is unable in his sentimentality to free himself of the expression concerning the "decent Jew."
A close examination of these words reveals that all while evoking Madagascar or a Jewish reserve in general, Hitler joyously emphasized that the Jews were disappearing in the East, being on the other hand well understood that the evacuations from the Reich were directed precisely to the East, a fact which was publicly known. If Hitler evoked the establishment of a Jewish reserve, it is because he was not yet certain to manage the deportation of the Jews from all the European countries before the conclusion of the peace. In July 1942 the deportations from these countries to the regions of the East had already brutally started but were still only at their beginning. It was impossible for Hitler to know to what extent the Sipo-SD would succeed in emptying these countries of their Jews. To parry against what was to him the terrifying eventuality of finding after the victory a Europe not purified of the Jewish presence, he played with the idea that with the conclusion of the armistice the Jews who in one country or another had not been reached by the action of Eichmann, would, under the pressure of generalized anti-Semitism, be relegated to an unhealthful reserve in Africa. Those in charge of the physical destruction of Judaism realized that organized killing would not be possible in peacetime. That is why Himmler demanded that the extermination be practised [sic] at an accelerated pace (NO-205). After the victory, it would be necessary to proceed by conventions between States, all of which would have become (according to Hitler's previsions) anti-Semitic, that is by the concentration of the Jews in a reserve. That is what Hitler indicated
    
   

 
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