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The Nazi persecution of the gypsies

The Nazi persecution of the gypsies

Author: Guenter Lewy; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"In The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, Guenter Lewy draws upon thousands of documents - many never before published - from German and Austrian archives to create the most comprehensive and accurate picture available of the fate of the Gypsies under the Nazi regime. Lewy traces the escalating vilification of the Gypsies as the Nazis instigated a widespread crackdown on the "work-shy" and "itinerants." But he shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewy, Guenter, 1923-
Nazi persecution of the gypsies.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guenter Lewy; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0195125568 9780195125566 0195142403 9780195142402
OCLC Number: 40417776
Description: ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The prewar years: a three-track policy. Track 1: harassment stepped up ; Track 2: crime prevention ; Track 3: confronting an "alien race" ; The special case of the Austrian gypsies --
A tightened net (1939-1942). "Security measures" and expulsions ; Creating social outcasts ; Detention and deportation from the Ostmark (Austria) ; The killing of "spies" and hostages in German-occupied Europe --
A community destroyed (1943-1945). Deportation to Auschwitz ; Life and death in the gypsy family camp of Auschwitz ; Gypsies in other concentration camps ; Gypsies exempted from deportation --
After the disaster. Victims and perpetrators ; Conclusion: the course of persecution assessed.
Responsibility: Guenter Lewy.
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Roaming the countryside in caravans, the gypsies and their elusive lifestyle represented an affront to Nazi ideals of social order, hard work and racial purity. Drawing on numerous documents from  Read more...


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Guenter Lewy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has made a truly remarkable effort to tell the story of this nearly forgotten chapter in the cruel Read more...

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