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

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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 ...
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Overview

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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780900458781
  • Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: Interface Collection
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward by Henriette Asseo
Chapter 1 German policies of Gypsy persecution (1875-1945); by Herbert Heuss.
Chapter 2 The Gypsy Camps (the creation, character and meaning of an instrument for the persecution of Sinti and Romanies under National Socialism); by Frank Sparing.
Chapter 3 Romanies and Sinti in the Concentration Camps (a network of Camps, Buchenwald, Ravensbruck and Auschwitz); by Karola Fings.
Postsript by Gilad Margalit
Notes
Glossary
List of illustrations
Bibliography
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