Gruppe Inland II was a wing of the Auswärtige Amt which focused specifically on diplomatically facilitating and concealing the persecution of the Jews in the occupied territories of Europe.
It was set up in 1943 after an internal reorganisation of the Auswärtige Amt in Berlin. Abteilung D (Germany Section) was then split into Gruppe Inland I and Gruppe Inland II. Gruppe Inland I maintained and coordinated relations with the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party). The collaboration between the Auswärtiges Amt, the RSHA (Main Security Office) and the SS came together in Gruppe Inland II, headed by H. Wagner.
In 1944 the Auswärtige Amt was actively involved in the organisation of the deportation of Jews from Hungary via Inland II.