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Romani (Gypsy) children used in racial studies

Mulfingen, Germany
probably 1943
[Silent, 1:37]

Eva Justin was an assistant to Dr. Robert Ritter, the Third Reich's "expert" on Roma (Gypsies). She studied these Romani (Gypsy) children as part of her dissertation on the racial characteristics of Roma. The children stayed at St. Josefspflege, a Catholic children's home in Mulfingen, Germany. Justin completed her study shortly after this film was taken. The children were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where most were killed.

— Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv

Referenced in the following Holocaust Encyclopedia article(s):

Genocide of European Roma (Gypsies), 1939–1945 »
Holocaust (Abridged Article) »
Introduction to the Holocaust »
Racism (Abridged Article) »