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Author Thurner, Erika.

Title National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria / Erika Thurner ; edited and translated by Gilya Gerda Schmidt ; with a foreword by Michael Berenbaum
Published Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 218 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Foreword -- Editor/translator's introduction -- Author's introduction to the American edition -- Author's introduction to the first edition -- Abbreviations -- Comments on the state of the literature and sources -- Ideological foundations and legal ordinances regarding the persecution of Gypsies -- The situation of the Gypsies in Salzburg before 1939 and Gypsy camp(s) Salzburg (1939-1943) -- Salzburg-Maxglan/Leopoldskron or Salzburg-Rennbahn -- Discrimination and persecution of the Burgenland Gypsies -- Camp Lackenb
Summary Originally published in German, Erika Thurner's National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria is the ground-breaking study of Nazi policy toward Gypsies during the Third Reich. As noted in the foreword, although Jews were the major target of the Nazis, others were also marked for extermination. Indeed, of the groups targeted by the Nazis, only Jews and Gypsies were killed indiscriminately and tribally, that is, by the gassing of entire family groups of men, women, and children. Of the eleven thousand Gypsies living in Austria at the start of the war, only three thousand survived Nazi persecution. In the first English translation of this important work, Gilya Gerda Schmidt makes available Thurner's investigation of Camps Salzburg and Lackenbach, the two central areas of Gypsy persecution in Austria. This English translation has also been expanded, with a new study of Camp Salzburg, an updated bibliography, and numerous photographs, which were not included in the German edition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202) and index
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Subject National socialism.
Romanies -- Nazi persecution -- Austria.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Austria.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585201129 (electronic bk.)
9780585201122 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Nationalsozialismus und Zigeuner in Österreich. English