"Gypsies"- Victims of the Holocaust

"Gypsies"- Victims of the Holocaust

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Victims of the Holocaust --the Porrajmos

Rounding-up Romanies

  • 1933

In 1933, after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, the Nazis introduced a law to legalize eugenic sterilization, to control population growth among "Gypsies and most of the Germans of black colour." In 1939, the Nazi's Office of Racial Hygiene issued a statement saying "All Gypsies should be treated as hereditarily sick [...] the aim should therefore be the elimination --without hesitation-- of this defective element in the population." --- <incentraleurope.radio.cz/ice/issue/62886>

"It was the wish of the all-powerful Reichsführer Adolf Hitler to have the Gypsies disappear from the face of the earth"

**(SS Officer Percy Broad, Auschwitz Political Division) **

Rounding-up Romanies ("Gypsies") for Deporatation, Asperg, Germany, May 22, 1940.


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