How was the final solution organized?

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The Final Solution was organized at a conference at Lake Wansee Resort just outside Berlin. Previous discussions had been had about deporting Jews to Israel, or even to Madagascar. A number were incarcerated but released on condition that they leave the country. When none of these methods seemed to rid Germany of Jews, the decision was made to exterminate them. Adolf Eichmann was placed in charge of extermination camps; and Henrich Himmler was the direct commandant. Work camps were located in Germany; but all extermination camps were located outside Germany, primarily in Poland. There is considerable thought that the German people, who were not the best friends of Jews, would not have stood for this horrific method were they aware of what was really going on.

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