An Overall Plan for Anti-Jewish Legislation in the Third Reich?
No documentary evidence exists that Hitler planned and carried out a policy amounting to the Final Solution. However, corroborative evidence — Hitler’s writings in Mein Kampf — is clear to see. The escalation of anti-Jewish measures is not proof positive of a carefully planned binding policy. However, in 1933 a comprehensive document entitled Draft Law for the Regulation of the Status of Jews, reproduced as an appendix to this article, was prepared by a Nazi working team headed by Rudolf Becker, a doctor of law. It is unlikely that Hitler gave the order for, or even reviewed, this document and its influence is marginal. The authors probably aimed at restriction of rights and not elimination of Jews.