Commander of Einsatzgruppe D, Otto Ohlendorf said at the Nuremberg trials : " There was no difference between the Gypsies and the Jews. At that time, the same order applied for Both. "
“It was the wish of the all-powerful Reichsfhhrer Adolf Hitler to have the Gypsies disappear from the face of the earth” (SS Officer Percy Broad, Auschwitz Political Division).
“The motives invoked to justify the death of the Gypsies were the same as those ordering the murder of the Jews, and the methods employed for the one were identical with those employed for the other” (Miriam Novitch, Ghetto Fighters’ House, Israel).
“The genocide of the Sinti and Roma was carried out from the same motive of racial mania, with the same premeditation, with the same wish for the systematic and total extermination as the genocide of the Jews. Complete families from the very young to the very old were systematically murdered within the entire sphere of influence of the National Socialists” (Roman Herzog, Federal President of Germany, 16 March 1997).
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