At a luncheon attended by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, the eventual elimination of Jews from Germany is discussed. Goebbels develops the impression that Hitler wants in particular the Jews still living in Berlin to be removed.
Goebbels' deputy Leopold Gutterer later writes:
"One gathered from the conversation that it was no longer tolerable that this very day in the capital city of the national socialist empire lodged such a large number of Jews. ...
In this conversation the Führer admittedly did not personally decide that Berlin had to be made free of Jews immediately, but Dr. Goebbels was convinced that an appropriate proposal for the evacuation would certainly win the Führer's approval."