- the Nazi program of annihilating the Jews of Europe during the Third Reich.
Origin of Final Solution
1945–50; translation of German endgültige Lösung
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Word Origin and History for final solution
1947, translation of German Endlösung, name given to Nazi Jewish policy from 1941.
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