The gays or the gypsies?
Who was the lowest in the concentration camps?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/19/2013|
touchy touchy r2...aren't we? It is a serious question. the jews looked down on the gays...
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/19/2013|
The gypsies. The Nazis managed to wipe out 100% of the gypsy population in Croatia.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/19/2013|
Are they back again with the EU? If not, soooooooon!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/19/2013|
We certainly aren't the lowest of anything, bitch!
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/19/2013|
The Nazis were the lowest, duh.
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|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/19/2013|
Have you been to Eastern Europe lately? They still hate Jews, Gypsies and Gays over there.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/19/2013|
Gays for sure. They were give the worst jobs in the camps. The hardest and most physical jobs. Other camp prisoners also discriminated against Gays in camps.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/19/2013|
The gays weren't necessarily freed after the camps were liberated either, they were imprisoned for a criminal offense which was still on the books. They went to jail or mental hospitals after liberation, in some cases.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/19/2013|
Elie Wiesel is going to beat your ass, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/19/2013|
R14 as were any prisoners that had been convicted of a crime, pickpockets, thieves, etc. Homosexuality was a crime in Germany, same as it was in England, Soviet Union, and the USA. The allies saw the homosexuals as criminals that needed to complete their sentence just like any other criminal.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/19/2013|
The problem with your stance, R13, is that more gays survived, percentage-wise, than Jews or Roma.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/19/2013|
Another Jewish thread? Don't you have your own forums?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/19/2013|
The problem with this thread is that it's utterly pointless. The concentration camps were about as horrific as they could possibly be for EVERYONE interned in them. What the fuck is the point of trying to determine the difference in status among three groups who all faced extermination from a regime that wanted to erase their very existence?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/19/2013|
Because I'm studying how victimized groups look for someone else to victimize.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/19/2013|
Interesting r14. I didn't know they were sent back into jail. I thought everyone was liberated completely.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/19/2013|
That, to put it kindly, isn't factual, R17.
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/19/2013|
R17's post is essentially accurate. It was possible to survive in concentration camps such as Dachau. Most Jews, though, were sent sooner or later to death camps like Treblinka or the Birkenau section of Auschwitz, where the average survival time after arrival was about 2 hours. Not really enough time to fight over relative status.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/19/2013|
R20, have you looked at the overall history of the Nazis? Their rise played heavily on the victimization of Germany, first by those who they claimed stabbed them in the back (Jewish Bolsheviks), causing them to lose WWI, then by the victors' imposition of radical terms in the peace agreement. They even pulled out real anti-German propaganda from WWI to bolster their claim that everyone was against them.
That's why Hitler made the French surrender at Compiègne - in the same place and even the same railroad car where the WWI armistice was signed.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/19/2013|
There were only six 'extermination' camps, all on Polish soil, with Auschwitz having the highest number of exterminations. The rest were labor, transit, or detainment camps. Even Auschwitz was originally a labor and detainment camp and only converted to an 'extermination' camp later in the war. Most of the gas chamber deaths there occurred after the Nazis started transiting Jews en masse while being pushed back by the Russians.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/19/2013|
Howdya like them eggrolls, Mr. Goebbels?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/19/2013|
Goebbels: PhD from University of Heidelberg with a dissertation about an early 19th century German playwright/author
i.e. Goebbels = drama whore
you think he'd be a DL favorite
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