When did Hitler decide on the genocide of the Jews in Europe? Nobody knows because he didn’t put it in writing. One thing we do know is that, in the 1930s, there were proposals, by other European leaders, to resettle the Jews in Uganda, Madagascar or Biro Bidjan in Siberia. In other words, any place besides Palestine.
After the conquest of Poland in 1939, Germany got in on it, with a settlement for the Jews in Nisko, a little town in Poland. The settlement quickly failed because of poor prior planning. (more…)