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Romani arrived at Birkenau

Romani victims of the Holocaust at Belzec Camp, newly arrived and awaiting instructions

In September of 1942 a group of 200 Romani were transferred from Buchenwald to build the Gypsy camp at Birkenau. About 20,000 of the 23,000 Romani transported to Birkenau between 1942 and 1944 were killed there.

By the end of the war, between 70% and 80% of the Romani population had been killed by Nazis. Yet Romani were conspicuously absent at the war crimes trials after the war.

 

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