Hans Frank on the Madagascar Plan

(July 12, 1940)


...Another very important point is the decision of the Fuehrer, which he made at my request, that there will be no more transports of Jews into the area of the Generalgouvernement. As a general political observation I would like to state that it is planned to transport the whole pack of Jews ( Judensippschaft ) from the German Reich, the Generalgouvernement and the Protectorate, in the shortest conceivable time after peace has been made, to an African or American Colony. Madagascar is being considered, to be ceded by France for this purpose. There will be ample room here for a few million Jews on an area of 500,000 sq. kms. I have tried to let the Jews in the Generalgouvernement also share in this advantage, of building up a new life on new land. This has been accepted so that there should be a tremendous easing within sight...

Source: Eksterminacja Zydow na ziemiach poliskich w okresie okupacji hitlerowskiej - zbior dokumentow ("Extermination of Jews in the Polish Territories During the Period of the Nazi Occupation - Collections of Documents"), T. Berenstein, A. Eisenbach, A. Rutkowski, eds., Warsaw, 1957, pp. 51-52.


Source: Yad Vashem