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This Day in Jewish History / Hitler makes first call for Jews’ ‘annihilation’

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On January 30, 1939, the sixth anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s ascension to the chancellorship of Germany, the Fuhrer delivered a speech to the Reichstag in which he spoke explicitly about the annihilation of European Jewry. Toward the end of what was a more than two-hour speech, Hitler made a threat regarding what would happen to the Jews if they succeeded in dragging Germany into…

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