Introduction: Sinti and Roma: From Scapegoats and Stereotypes to Self-Assertion / Susan Tebbutt
Ch. 1. Piecing Together the Jigsaw: The History of the Sinti and Roma in Germany / Susan Tebbutt
Ch. 2. The Persecution of the Sinti and Roma in Munich 1933-1945 / Ludwig Eiber
Ch. 3. Persecuting the Survivors: The Continuity of 'Anti-Gypsyism' in Postwar Germany and Austria / Sybil Milton
Ch. 4. The Development of the Romani Civil Rights Movement in Germany 1945-1996 / Yaron Matras
Ch. 5. Aspects of the Linguistic Interface Between German and Romani / Anthony P. Grant
Ch. 6. Anti-Gypsyism in German Society and Literature / Daniel Strauss
Ch. 7. On the Demonising of Jews and Gypsies in Fairy Tales / Wilhelm Solms
"This collection of essays explores, in depth, the life of the Sinti and Roma in Germany, their representation in German literature, and the relationships between the German and Romani languages. It gives background to their maltreatment and underlines the fact that the persecution of Gypsies during the Nazi period, which until the 1980s had been totally marginalised by historians, did not cease in 1945. The continuity of this anti-Gypsyism is traced to the present day, and the efforts, achievements and aspirations of the Sinti and Roma civil rights movement are highlighted."--BOOK JACKET.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1995.
Book — xxiii, 421 p. ; 25 cm.
Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies, Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic destruction of Jews and Gypsies. He describes how the so-called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for the later mass murder, thereby initiating the Holocaust.The Nazi regime pursued the extermination of Jews, Gypsies, and the handicapped based on a belief in the biological, and thus absolute, inferiority of those groups. To document the connection between the assault on the handicapped and the Final Solution, Friedlander shows how the legal restrictions and exclusionary policies of the 1930s, including mass sterilization, led to mass murder during the war. He also makes clear that the killing centers where the handicapped were gassed and cremated served as the models for the extermination camps.Based on extensive archival research, the book also analyzes the involvement of the German bureaucracy and judiciary, the participation of physicians and scientists, and the nature of popular opposition. (source: Nielsen Book Data)