Nisko Plan

As soon as Germany had defeated Poland in late September 1939, Reinhardt Heydrich, head of Germany’s Department of Homeland Security (Reichssicherheitshauptamt, RSHA), issued directives on how to handle the “Jewish question” in the occupied territories. One of these directives was the so-called Nisko Plan, which foresaw the creation of a Jewish reservation in southeastern Poland near the town Nisko. The plan was possibly initiated by Adolf Eichmann, the RSHA’s expert on Jewish issues. Between 20 October 1939 and 12 March 1941, 6,615 Jews from Austria were indeed resettled to Nisko and other towns in the General Government. However, this plan for a resettlement of the Jews within Europe ultimately failed and was soon abandoned. It was superseded by the Madagascar Plan, which was also later abandoned. (For more details, see Goshen 1981; Mattogno 2022c, pp. 33f.)

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