New EHRI Document Blog | Tracing the Dislocation of a Sinti Family

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Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

Tracing the Dislocation of a Sinti Family in a Genocidal Context: the R165 Collection of the German Federal Archives

The latest EHRI Blogpost, written by EHRI fellow Théophile Leroy, introduces a collection held at the German Bundesarchiv of importance for the Sinti and Roma genocide.

Racial research conducted by the Rassenhygienische Forschungsstelle from the late 1930s was used by the criminal police authorities to identify and deport individuals labeled as “Gypsies” and to achieve the Sinti and Roma genocide. The post follows the story of a Rhineland Sinti family and maps their persecution trajectories.

The post was published in remembrance to Zilli Reichmann, a Sinti survivor and a tireless witness of the racial persecutions who passed away on 21 October 2022.

Read the Document Blog Post

Image: Criminal police mugshot, Peter Meinhardt, Karlsruhe, 1928, R165 52, BArch.