the black triangle 'asocials' were made to wear in concentration camps This year the 'Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte' here in Berlin has been/are putting on events to do with the persecution of so-called 'asocials'.
After World War I, the Allies stripped Germany of its African colonies. The German military stationed in Africa, known as the Schutztruppen, as well as missionaries, colonial bureaucrats, and settlers, returned to Germany with racist attitudes. Separation of whites and blacks was mandated by the Reichstag (German parliament), which enacted a law against mixed marriages in the African colonies.
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roma and sinti
Skip to main content Between 1933 and 1945, Sinti and Roma ("Gypsies") suffered greatly as victims of Nazi persecution. Building on long-held prejudices, the Nazi regime viewed Gypsies both as "asocials" (outside "normal" society) and as racial "inferiors" believed to threaten the biological purity and strength of the "superior Aryan" race.