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Why did Hitler put gypsies in camps, and why dod people dislike gypsies in Europe? ?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Gypsies have a reputation whether they deserve it or not as being a bit criminal.  When they used to arrive in an area it was common for animals to disappear and crime to rise assumed they went into Gypsy cooking pots or into their Gypsy wagons.  They were seen as vagrants and racially inferior by Hitler and useless to German society so Hitler decided they were not the sort of people he wanted wandering freely around in his perfect Aryan society.  

  • 2 months ago

    Over the centuries gypsies have earned a reputation of being dishonest and trustworthy. No village or town wanted them in their community.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Like today gypsies all over Europe teach their children how to steal and Pick pockets

    the Italians watched tourist spots when tourists went to an ATM

    two children would appear stand near and as soon as the Money was in hand one gypsy would Push the person with the Money they would look around and the Younger gypsies Usually Under 8 took the money and Ran the Police were waiting grabbed the Kid retrieved the Money and the Kid got a Good Hiding from his dad for being caught

    and it was all on Video When gypsies come to town the Crime rate Goes up

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ludwig, my heart bleeds for those poor soldiers enduring harassment from women like that - whom you have no proof whatsoever were gypsies - how they must have suffered.

    People were not put into DP camps to protect the local population, but because there was nowhere else for them to go. They had been driven out of their homes by the war. This could happen to anyone - not just the Gypsies and the Jews. Perhaps you could remember that if anyone should tell you their relatives were in a DP camp. You could also bear in mind that most people would certainly know the difference between a concentration camp and a DP camp.

    Ludwig - thank you for removing the picture.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Same reason we put them in camps at the end of the war.  Germany was full of 'DP' camps (displaced persons), and infantry units stationed near these camps in the 1950's were warned about the nature of the people who were living in them.  I was told about one near Dusseldorf where the 'ladies' of the camp used to harass passing soldiers by lining up at the wire fence with their privates on display, touting for business.  This is something you should always check when somebody tells you their relatives were 'in a camp'!  They may have been in a refugee compound designed to protect the law abiding citizenry from their activities.

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    True, though there  were both Polish and Ukranian gypsies,  a large number were 'ordinary' Poles and Ukrainians, who had been massacring each other in Galicia from well before the start of WWII.  When placed together in a large holding pen,  - their traditional activities were revived.  (I have removed a picture which caused offence elsewhere as requested). 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Omg someone made a Trump reference? Lol really?!

    Well from his literature, he said they were thieves, dishonest, street rats, swindlers, smugglers, spies, pagans, and into things like tarot.

    I forgot exactly what else, but their ways was not in accordinance to "the master race" or ideal Aryan.

    He also sent gays and communists to the camps, and any German who criticized him or the party.

    Mentally retarded people were experimented on in mental wards.

    I'm pretty sure today's liberals would be too.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He annihilated a very large percentage of gypsies.  He considered them inferior, the same reason he annihilated 11 MILLION people including Jews.

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    they were tools of the communists

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Same reason some people in the US dislike Black people. Same reason the British voted for Brexit because they hated the Polish immigrants. Same reason people have always tried to find a group to blame their troubles on. Those with power and privilege always fear that some suppressed group will try to take what they have. Hitler used that fear to rise to power- just like Trump used that fear to appeal to his followers. 

  • 2 months ago

    It was extremely hard to classify their actual ethnicity, or even their real country of origin. SO, they were considered undesirable. No passports, so no one to defend their rights in any specific country.

    Gypsies had a culture unlike any other in Europe, a language that was very different and they tended to avoid assimilation into local communities. As strangers, they were considered more likely to be thieves.

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