The Romani Holocaust

The Romani (once referred to as “Gypsies”) were declared by Heinrich Himmler on this date in 1943 to be “on the same level as Jews and [to be] placed in concentration camps.” This intensified the incarceration and obliteration of Romani people that Himmler had ordered the previous December. Romani losses in the Porajmos (“Devouring” or “Destruction” […]

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June 21: Nazi Science

This date is notable for two instances in the criminal annals of Nazi science: In 1943, August Hirt, chair of the Reich University in Strasbourg, selected close to 100 Jewish male and female inmates at Auschwitz to be transported and gassed at a death camp near Strasbourg. Their skeletons were then displayed as exhibits in […]

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