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Nazi Discrimination Against the Gypsies

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Title

Nazi Discrimination Against the Gypsies

Subject

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Romanies -- Nazi persecution.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Anne Sutherland, Professor, Macalester College. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-07-27

Contributor

Sutherland, Anne

Relation

G36-00024
Tape number: 4036E

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Caitlin, Norma

Interviewee

Sutherland, Anne

Location

Rice University, Houston, Texas

Transcription

Well, acts of violence by governments and individuals against groups of people—I can’t read what’s in people’s minds, but I think that one of the things that happens in issues that involve genocide is that one group of people gets classified by another group as for some reason undesirable or wrong or not even human and not worthy of living, or not—the same moral standards don’t apply to them. So obviously the Nazis—the same moral standards that applied to Germans did not apply to some other groups, because they’re classified as not in the same category as human beings that are worthy of some kind of set of rights or moral framework. And the Gypsies, the Roma, were one of those groups, and they still are today viewed as a group that is vilified and hated. In Eastern Europe today, everybody agrees that the Gypsies are unworthy, that they’re—even intellectuals, you know, presidents of state, they all say, “Well, they’re thieves, they’re no good.” They’re not people of the same moral caliber or standard as they view their own people. So you’re finding this has not gone away. It’s not only the Nazis who targeted the Gypsies and the Roma; it’s a problem in Europe today. And it’s a problem, for example, in Kosovo. The Gypsies are being targeted both by the Serbs and the Albanians, and they’re in the cross fires of that particular conflict and are being killed.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:29

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Nazi Discrimination Against the Gypsies,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/706.

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