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Essay plan ­ 'The final solution to the Jewish question emerged as a result of the chaotic nature of the Nazi state.' How far do you agree with this judgement?
Chaotic nature of GVT:

• K. Schleunes ­ Structuralist school of thought. No direct path, with lack of clear
objectives + the existence of rival policies.

• EG at different times in the space of several years, 'solutions' to the Jewish question
inc. encouraging emigration out of Europe, Heydrich's plan to dump them in
Madagascar, Nisko Plan, Generalplan Ost, plans to simply shoot them all as they
gradually invaded Europe, or finally gas chambers + concentration camps.

• Nazi GVT not the organised, bureaucratic, efficient GVT as the image they presented
suggests, BUT a chaotic, polycratic state w/no clear line of accountability

• Lack of formal restraints + different competing power blocs + GVT agencies ­ as party
bureaucracy competed w/GVT ministries + local Gauleiters

• Disputes between Gauleiters + officials in different regions shows how policy created
locally, not centrally. EG Clashes between Polish Governor Hans Frank + Himmler
over absorption of 20,000 Jews into former's region.

• Not 'grand design' but a 'twisted path'. Impact of war:

• Invasion of Poland brought millions more Jews under German control, increasing the
urgency of the 'Jewish problem' + showing reactive nature of German policy.

• Initially, around 3M Polish Jews confined to ghettos + used for slave labour in towns
like Warsaw, Lublin + Lodz.

• Context of war also allowed Jews to be dehumanised + grouped with others simply as
'the enemy' to be destroyed.

• EG in Russia, the 'enemy' was viewed only as 'Bolshevik Jews' grouping communists
+ Jews together. I.E., not Jewish hatred for majority, but following orders in a time of
war. Kershaw's idea of 'working towards the Fuhrer':

• Chaotic Nazi state + Hitler's style of dictatorship (I.E., quite lazy + uninvolved, more
'hands­off' approach) gave subordinates opportunity to 'work towards' Fuhrer +
impress by creating their own policy, broadly in line with Hitler's objectives.

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