12.4Lecture

12.4Lecture - Non Jewish Victims of the Holocaust o Sinti...

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Non Jewish Victims of the Holocaust o Sinti and Roma (Gypsys) When Germans came into power they inheirited an already  strong Gypsy population They figured both as an Asocial population AND a  population group Asocial was people who didn’t fit into the framework  of normal society Deeply rooted set of ideas about them already  Long-standing prejudice Came to Europe in 13 th  century, Germany in 15 th  century Originated in Northern India Became Christians in their migrations from Asia to Europe Aversion to uncleanliness Accused of being beggars, thieves, practicing harmful magic Subjected to racial laws, but they weren’t created for gypsy’s  themselves Sterilized by the Nazis, but according to no law Illegally 1936 was the first time the Nazis established an office to  deal specifically with the Gypsy problem
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