Wannsee Conference


Senior Nazi leaders decide they need to find a permanent and final solution to the Jewish question.

Their answer was to exterminate them all in death camps.

Most of it seems to have been Himmler’s idea, however, Goring signed the order.


January 1942

Leading Nazis met at Wannsee, in Berlin, to decide the details of the plan to exterminate all Jews.

Death camps were built in Poland – Jews were to be worked to death

Gas chambers and crematoria were built at the camps.


17th March 1942, Belzac

First camp to start operating


Summer 1943

Jews from all over Europe were being transported to the camps