Definition of final solution in English:

final solution

Pronunciation /ˈfīnl səˈlo͞oSHən/ /ˈfaɪnl səˈluʃən/


  • The Nazi policy of exterminating European Jews. Introduced by Heinrich Himmler and administered by Adolf Eichmann, the policy resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews in concentration camps between 1941 and 1945.

    ‘Thanks to them and countless numbers of other witnesses, the horrors and extent of the Nazi final solution are universally known.’
    • ‘The last stages of the final solution were decided upon at the Nazi conference held at Wannsee in 1942.’
    • ‘But after Hitler imposed his final solution, they were the only survivors of their large Jewish family.’
    • ‘Hitler said there had to be a final solution to this problem.’


Translation of German Endlösung.