Non Jew victims
“These people will obviously be publicly degraded and dismissed and handed over to the court. After…they will be…taken into a concentration camp and in the camp they will be shot while escaping”(1). This is an overall description of the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany. In Frank Rector’s book Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals, he discusses the events of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. It was written like a history textbook, which meant that it was very informative in terms of dates and events, but also was able to analyze it from a personal point of view. He discussed thoroughly his frustration with the lack of information about the homosexual victims, the events surrounding Ernst Rohm’s murder, as well as how the Nazis used propaganda against gays. -Heydrich Himmler
"Similar to this, the Danish King who allegedly wore the Star of David to show his support for the Jewish victims willingly sent off his homosexuals"
Imprisonment, loss of civil rights, persecution, and tests done on them in extermination camps, considered enemies of the state.
“[The deportation] affected us greatly. But I never lost my belief in humanity. Some tried to shoot us; others took what they had from their pockets—a chocolate—to give us to eat. There are good and bad people everywhere.”
–Anuta, age 70
"From archival sources, the logistical aspects of the deportation emerged. Under the leadership of Marshal Ion Antonescu, the Romanian government deported over 25,000 Roma to camps in Transnistria, a region in the Soviet Union occupied by Romanian and German forces during 1942–44. Allied with Nazi Germany, Antonescu’s military regime was encouraged to rid Romania of “undesirable populations,” namely Jews and Roma."
Sterilization,arrest,forced tests, racial biases and sent to ghettos and death camps.
Forced sterilization, and euthanasia.
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On July 14, 1933, the German government instituted the “Law for the Prevention of Progeny with Hereditary Diseases.”
This law called for the sterilization of all persons who suffered from diseases considered hereditary, including mental illness, learning disabilities, physical deformity, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, and severe alcoholism.
Resistance and Rescue
The Warsaw ghetto uprising in the spring of 1943 was the largest single revolt by Jews. Hundreds of Jews resisted the Germans and their armies in the streets of the ghetto. Thousands of Jews refused to obey German orders to report to an assembly point for deportation. In the end the Nazis burned the ghetto to the ground to force the Jews out.
"Although they knew defeat was certain, Jews in the ghetto fought desperately and valiantly."-ushmm
Denmark was the only occupied country that actively resisted the Nazi regime's attempts to deport its Jewish citizens. On September 28, 1943, Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, a German diplomat, secretly informed the Danish resistance that the Nazis were planning to deport the Danish Jews. The Danes responded quickly, organizing a nationwide effort to smuggle the Jews by sea to neutral Sweden. Warned of the German plans, Jews began to leave Copenhagen, where most of the almost 8,000 Jews in Denmark lived, and other cities, by train, car, and on foot. With the help of the Danish people, they found hiding places in homes, hospitals, and churches.
I hope as teaching on the Holocaust continues to grow and is finally getting the notice it respects, that all the lesser known groups such as Roma, Jahovis witnesses and Roma.