Porrajmos: The Romani and the Holocaust with Ian Hancock - Holocaust Living History -- The Library Channel

Porrajmos: The Romani and the Holocaust with Ian Hancock - Holocaust Living History -- The Library Channel

First Aired: 6/17/2014

Length: 57 minutes


The Devouring, the Romani genocide in the Holocaust.
 
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The Holocaust claimed anywhere between 500,000 and 1.5 million Romani lives, a tragedy the Romani people and Sinti refer to as the Porrajmos, or the Devouring. Notwithstanding the scope of the catastrophe, the Romani genocide was often ignored or minimized until Ian Hancock and others exposed this misfortune. A Romani-born British citizen, activist, and scholar, Hancock has done more than anyone to raise awareness about the Romani people during World War II. Now a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Hancock is presented here as part of the Holocaust Living History Workshop, a partnership between Judaic Studies at UCSD and the UC San Diego Library.
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