The SS representative at the “Final Solution” meeting (Wannsee Conference, 1942) was General Reinhard Heydrich, one of Himmler’s top deputies. Although genocide was already underway in the occupied portions of the Soviet Union and in Serbia, Nazi officials discussed the need for a more comprehensive program to exterminate European Jews. From the article published by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:
- Heydrich announced that “during the course of the Final Solution, the Jews will be deployed under appropriate supervision at a suitable form of labor deployment in the East. In large labor columns, separated by gender, able-bodied Jews will be brought to those regions to build roads, whereby a large number will doubtlessly be lost through natural reduction. Any final remnant that survives will doubtless consist of the elements most capable of resistance. They must be dealt with appropriately, since, representing the FRUIT OF NATURAL SELECTION.
It is inevitable that evolution devalues humanity, a mere animal, albeit talented, and will continue to do so. We kill and eat animals. Why make any exception for humanity!
In contrast, the biblical revelation sets humanity apart from the animal kingdom as God’s special creation, each created in his image, not just those esteemed more highly by society.
Consequently, our Declaration of Independence asserted that we are all endowed with certain unalienable rights, something evolution is not capable of endowing.