What Was the Role of the Wannsee Conference in the Final Solution?

in European Judaism
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For many years, I, like most people who have perhaps heard of the Wannsee Conference but not studied it in any depth, believed that it was here that the Final Solution was agreed upon and its mechanics discussed and decided. It was only when I agreed to tackle this topic for this essay that I came to realise that the Wannsee Conference was not what I had thought. As I struggled to make sense of the differing positions of Dawidowicz (that the Final Solution had been centrally planned) to that of Broszat (that the Final Solution gradually evolved) I became aware that there was no agreement amongst scholars of how the Final Solution came about.