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ERIC Number: EJ1144473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Negotiating the Limits of Upbringing, Education, and Racial Hygiene in Nazi Germany as Exemplified in the Study and Treatment of Sinti and Roma
Schuch, Jane
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n5 p609-623 2017
Like other minorities, Sinti and Roma were victims of racial persecution by the Nazis. For this group in particular, the Racial-Hygienic and Heredity Research Centre in the Reich Health Office became a central institution in the Nazi system of extermination. Eva Justin, a reseacher at the Centre, published her doctoral dissertation while working there. The dissertation discusses the possibility of "educating" Sinti and Roma and of making them useful to the German Volksgemeinschaft ("community of the people"). In this article, I examine Justin's notions of a subject's capacity to be brought up and educated and how these notions can be understood in the context of antiziganism, racial hygiene, and National Socialism. In particular, I elucidate her notions of a subject's capacity to be brought up and educated and the attributes and interpretative framework with which she contrued Sinti and Roma as "objects of upbringing and education".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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