- 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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Related Words for final solutionmassacre, holocaust, slaughter, bloodbath, genocide, extermination, carnage, pogrom, duel
Word Origin and History for final solution
1947, translation of German Endlösung, name given to Nazi Jewish policy from 1941.
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