In Search of the True Gypsy: From Enlightenment to Final Solution

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Psychology Press, 1997 - History - 368 pages
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It has only been recognised tardily and with reluctance that during the Second World War hundreds of thousands of itinerants met the same horrendous fate as Jews and other victims of Nazism. Gypsies appear to appeal to the imagination simply as social outcasts and scapegoats or, in a flattering but no more illuminating light, as romantic outsiders.



In this study, contemporary notions about Gypsies are traced back as far as possible to their roots, in an attempt to lay bare why stigmatisation of gypsies, or rather groups labelled as such, has continuned from the distant past even to today.
  

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Contents

lntroduction
15
The heirs of George Borrow 1 7 1
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Conclusions
293
the publications of H M G Grellmann 3 1 1
311
reviews of the works of George Borrow
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Willems is Project Manager at the Center for the History of Migrants at the University of Amserdam.

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