Free Read [Travel Book] ↠ The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies - by Guenter Lewy ↠


  • Title: The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies
  • Author: Guenter Lewy
  • ISBN: 9780195142402
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback

  • Roaming the countryside in caravans, earning their living as musicians, peddlers, and fortune tellers, the Gypsies and their elusive way of life represented an affront to Nazi ideas of social order, hard work, and racial purity They were branded as asocials, harassed, and eventually herded into concentration camps where many thousands were killed But until now the storRoaming the countryside in caravans, earning their living as musicians, peddlers, and fortune tellers, the Gypsies and their elusive way of life represented an affront to Nazi ideas of social order, hard work, and racial purity They were branded as asocials, harassed, and eventually herded into concentration camps where many thousands were killed But until now the story of their persecution has either been overlooked or distorted In The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, Guenter Lewy draws upon thousands of documents many never before used from German and Austrian archives to provide the most comprehensive and accurate study 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 allegedly anti social tendencies Later, with the rise of race obsession, Gypsies were seen as a threat to German racial purity, though Himmler himself wavered, trying to save those he considered pure Gypsies descended from Aryan roots in India Indeed, Lewy contradicts 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 Exploring in heart rending detail the fates of individual Gypsies and their families, The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies makes an important addition to our understanding both of the history of this mysterious people and of all facets of the Nazi terror.
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    Commentaires:

    Sezín Koehler
    Absolutely horrifying. The depravity of the Nazi extermination campaigns is just unbelievable—like I really just don't understand and cannot believe these things actually happened even though they very much did. The perspective of the Gypsy persecution by the Third Reich was some enlightening historical information, and seeing as this is one of only two books ever written on this topic, it should be recommended reading.

    Bettie☯
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    Claudia Moscovici
    The Gypsy Holocaust: Review of The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies by Guenter LewyThe Gypsies also experienced a Holocaust at the hands of the Nazi regime. Initially, Nazi racial ideology expressed some ambivalence towards the Gypsies, by way of contrast to the Jews, whom they perceived as “vermin”. On the one hand, the Nazis regarded the Gypsies as “work-shy”, nomadic beggars and thieves, racially inferior to the Aryan race. On the other hand, some Nazi racial theories traced “raciall [...]

    Elliot Seiler
    The Holocaust is normally the first thing to come to mind when thinking about the Nazi party, while this is a main point taught in modern day schools, there is another minority that is not mentioned as often. They are the Gypsies. They were thought of as spies due to their dark complexion and abnormalities compared to the Caucasian people commonly found in Germany. Since they were different, the Gypsies were treated as social outcasts starting with the day they entered the country. This started [...]

    Kristin
    My knowledge of the persecution of the Roma/Sinti people during the Holocaust was minimal, at best. Reading Lewy's book, The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, certainly added to my knowledge base; however, I am sure of all of the information provided by the author. In speaking to historians and scholars (I am an avid attendee of workshops provided by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) their opinions and research has contradicted Lewy's. Nonetheless, I feel I have gained valuable [...]

    Ursula Shelton
    I don't like rating historical books, because it's history and there is little we can do to change it. However, it's a good book, full of facts and such about the gypsies and Germany. It helps to read this material because it shows us how easy it is for us to hate and how difficult it is to love when we feel our territory is being encroached on. Both views are clearly presented; unfortunately for the gypsies they are treated inhumanly and end up in concentration camps and for many death. I would [...]

    Shane
    Introduction is the best I have seen in one place for information on Roma/Sinti in any one place. This book is quality research . . . but I still don't want to agree with his conclusions about the intent of the Nazis vis a vis the Roma (did I really use that in a sentence?). Contends that the Roma were not targeted for extermination by the Nazis, but were sent to work or concentration camps in response to pressure from locals. And even when sent to Auschwitz, the Roma were treated better than th [...]

    Angie Lisle
    Morbid - but that is to be expected when dealing with this horrific period of history. The writing was dry, but informative. I had to read this slowly, in small batches, due to the nature of the content.

    Jeannette
    It's not one of my favorite books on the subject (if you can have a fav) and he shows his bias a little too much for my taste, but despite that it has a lot of information to offer.

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