final solution

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the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945

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1896: Herzl's The Jewish State was published: The publication of the book was a call for a political solution to the Jewish problem - the creation of a Jewish State.
In a 1940 essay for the pro-Nazi newspaper Le Soir, de Man, then living in occupied Belgium, stated, "One can thus see that a solution to the Jewish problem that would lead to the creation of a Jewish colony isolated from Europe would not have, for the literary life of the West, regrettable consequences.
That article addressed the issue of whether Jews had "polluted" modern literature, and concluded, "A solution to the Jewish problem that would aim at creation of a Jewish colony isolated from Europe would not result, for the literary life of the West, in deplorable consequences.
For Peggy Kamuf of the University of Southern California, the heart of "The Jews in Contemporary Literature" is not the referen"vulgar anti-Semitism" but rather de Man's phrase "a solution to the Jewish problem.
Kruger emphasizes the context in which each essay was written: "The Jews in Contemporary Literature" appeared in March 1941, when "a solution to the Jewish problem," as de Man called it, remained only a subject of discussion; by the time "A View of Contemporary German Fiction" appeared, neighborhoods of Jews in de Man's city had been rounded up and deported to Auschwitz in a most visible way.