To Gruppenführer Heydrich:
Supplementing the task assigned to you by the
decree of January 24, 1939, to solve the Jewish problem by means of emigration
and evacuation in the best possible way according to present conditions,
I hereby charge you to carry out preparations as regards organizational,
financial, and material matters for a total solution (Gesamtlösung)
of the Jewish question in all the territories of Europe under German occupation.
Where the competency of other central organizations
touches on this matter, these organizations are to collaborate.
I charge you further to submit to me as soon
as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial
measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution (Endlösung)
of the Jewish question.