We won't waste much time on the Jews. It's great to get to grips with the Jewish race at last. The more that die the better; hitting them represents a victory for our Reich. The Jews should feel that we've arrived. We want to put half to three-quarters of all Jews east of the Vistula. We will crush these Jews wherever we can. Everything is at stake. Get the Jews out of the Reich, Vienna, everywhere. We have no use for Jews in the Reich. Probably the line of the Vistula, behind this line no more. We are the most important people here.
November 25, 1939. Quoted in "Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy"—Page 160—by Ismail K Merchant, Richard L. Rubenstein, John K. Roth—History—2003