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The Nazi persecution of the gypsies, Guenter Lewy

Label
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies
Title
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies
Statement of responsibility
Guenter Lewy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 that Nazi policy towards Gypsies was confused and changeable. At first, local officials persecuted Gypsies, and those who behaved in gypsy-like fashion, for antisocial tendencies. Later, with the rise of race obsession, Gypsies were seen as a threat to German racial purity, though Himmler himself wavered, trying to separate out and save those he considered "pure Gypsies" descended from Aryan roots in India. Indeed, Lewy challenges much existing scholarship in showing that, however much the Gypsies were persecuted, there was no general program of extermination analogous to the "final solution" for the Jews."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18/08991497
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.5.G85
LC item number
L49 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies, Guenter Lewy
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-296) and index
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
Control code
1426089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 306 p.
Isbn
9780195125566
Lccn
98052545
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40417776
  • (OCoLC)40417776
Label
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies, Guenter Lewy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-296) and index
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
Control code
1426089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 306 p.
Isbn
9780195125566
Lccn
98052545
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40417776
  • (OCoLC)40417776

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