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The Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germany

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ISBN: 9781907396113 9781912260065 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched||Foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future', Berlin (Stiftung 'Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft') - 100789
Subject: Law
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Thirty years passed before it was accepted, in West Germany and elsewhere, that the Roma (Germany's Gypsies) had been Holocaust victims. And, similarly, it took thirty years for the West German state to admit that the sterilisation of Roma had been part of the 'Final Solution'. Drawing on a substantial body of previously unseen sources, this book examines the history of the struggle of Roma for recognition as racially persecuted victims of National Socialism in post-war Germany. Since modern academics belatedly began to take an interest in them, the Roma have been described as 'forgotten victims'. This book looks at the period in West Germany between the end of the War and the beginning of the Roma civil rights movement in the early 1980s, during which the Roma were largely passed over when it came to compensation. The complex reasons for this are at the heart of this book.

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History --- Holocaust --- Germany --- Roma --- Sinti --- Gypsies --- Gypsy --- Romani --- WWII --- Second World War --- Sterilisation --- Sterilization

The Roma: a Minority in Europe

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ISBN: 9789637326868 9786155211218 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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The main issues arising from the encounter between Roma people and surrounding European society since the time of their arrival in Medieval Europe until today are discussed in this work. The history of their persecution and genocide during the Nazi era, in particular, is central to the present volume. Significantly, some authors sought to emphasize the continuing history of prejudice and persecution, which reached a peak during the Nazi era and persisted after the war. Current questions of so...

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