Gypsies Under the Swastika

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Univ of Hertfordshire Press, 2009 - History - 168 pages
"First published in 1995, Gypsies under the Swastika was the first book to bring the story of the Nazi persecution of the Gypsies to a general readership. More than that, it sets the events of the twentieth century within the context of centuries of harassment and mistreatment of Gypsies born of deep-rooted prejudice in European society." "The attempted genocide of the Gypsies by the Nazis has not received the same attention as that of the Jews. After the final liberation in 1945, Gypsy survivors did not commit their stories to paper but, in most cases, tried to forget the horrors they had experienced. Some passed on their accounts by word of mouth. The authors of this book first began to assemble the sparse documentation and to gather eyewitness accounts in 1969 in order to support claims for reparations. In the years since this initial research was done further material has come to light: more names have emerged of Gypsies who fought with the partisans and of the small number of --

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This is a short book packed with great introductory information about the plight of the Gypsies during the Nazi regime. It starts with some pre-Nazi history, and then takes the reader through Nazi ... Read full review

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Really inaccurate - dangerously so, as in many aspects it lays the field open for 'holocaust denial' - and a great deal appears to be copied from other more reliable publications.


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occupied countries in the east
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Donald Kenrick is the author of Gypsies: From the Ganges to the Thames and The Romani World. Grattan Puxon is a journalist who helped found the Gypsy Council of Great Britain and later became Secretary of the International Romany Union.

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