A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

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A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

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Hitler and the Nazis wanted to hide the Sinti and Roma families from the visitors and dignitaries that would be attending. Throughout Otto's life, society will place him into situations where he is unable to work or clean himself, and then make hurtful remarks that he is a "dirty Gypsy. I'd like Otto to come by the Institute of Anthropology after school" Justin says, and Otto, being a good schoolboy, visits and does her psychological tests and sleeps in her house.

Sinti, Rom-families, WW2, Germany, holocaust, nonfiction, memoir, memories, prison, family, survivors, 1930s, kindness, photos, victimization, survival, survivor's-guilt, genocide, historical-figures,. Everyone is forced to live there, in a filthy place, surrounded by a sewage farm, a place none of them would have willingly chosen because it went against their religion. Everyone should learn and know more about the Sinti and Roma people they’re a remarkable part of history that can be so easily forgotten about due to how many lives were lost.This was a very good read and I liked how it was told kind of choppy because it shows how the people who had to endure such horrors got a little rattled, as they should. It's not unusual for someone who has suffered extreme trauma to disassociate themselves from the events, which is why autobiographies and first-hand accounts can sometimes appear a little to be told or written with a lack of emotion. I loved his pride throughout all of it, his commitment to help all the others who have gone through the same experience. I feel almost as if he whitewashed some of his experiences to make them less gruesome to the reader.

It's a coping mechanism, keeping the memories and distress at bay, whilst making sure loved ones and victims are never forgotten. The author, who was just a child when imprisoned in a camp, learned quickly how to do what he had to, to survive. He was taken to Dircksen strabe - and he was handcuffed and put on a transport to Moabit prison, Berlin 12A. The Olympics were about to start in Berlin, Hitler didn't want anyone to see the Roma, casting them aside, ripping them off all their belongings and even their homes, and building some tragic camps that will never hold any candle to their previous homes.I could never understand why they were always segregated and cast aside and this book shows so much about these situations and why they kept discriminating against them time and time again. Otto's story became heartbreaking even more when they were deported to Auschwitz a place no one ever wanted to come nearby, a place where you enter but you never come out.

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