The Gypsies During the Second World War: Volume 1: From Race Science to the Camps

The Gypsies During the Second World War: Volume 1: From Race Science to the Camps

by Karola Fings, Herbert Heuss, Frank Sparing
     
 

This first volume of The Gypsies during the Second World War describes how German policies of Gypsy persecution from 1875 onwards led to the establishment of the chillingly named Race Hygiene Research Centre in 1936 which under its Director, Rober Ritter, delivered the justification for the eventual destruction of the Gypsies in the Nazi death…  See more details below

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This first volume of The Gypsies during the Second World War describes how German policies of Gypsy persecution from 1875 onwards led to the establishment of the chillingly named Race Hygiene Research Centre in 1936 which under its Director, Rober Ritter, delivered the justification for the eventual destruction of the Gypsies in the Nazi death camps. Subsequent chapters describe the origin of internment camps as a means of clearing the cities of Gypsies and the eventual development of the death camps in Nazi Germany at Buchenwald, Ravensbruck and Auschwitz

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Hommes & Migrations
This book is much more than a simple accumulation of the facts about the fate of the Gypsies during the Second World War. The contributions are based on information which only recently become available with the opening of the Second World War archives. They explain the fundamental principles on which the persecution of the Gypsies by the Nazis was based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780900458781
Publisher:
University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Interface Collection
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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