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Genocide in the CarpathiansWar, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945$
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Raz Segal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804796668

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804796668.001.0001

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Site of Hatreds

Site of Hatreds

Destruction in Subcarpathian Rus'

(p.89) 5 Site of Hatreds
Genocide in the Carpathians

Raz Segal

Stanford University Press

Chapter 5 focuses on the months after the German invasion of Hungary, from March to October 1944. Yet it analyzes the ghettoization and mass deportations of Jews to Auschwitz during the spring as part of the wartime history of Subcarpathian Rus' before March 1944. The miniscule SS force stationed in the region had almost no impact on the course of the operation. The anti-Roma violence that came on the heels of the anti-Jewish campaign-completely unrelated to German plans-likewise drew on the anti-Roma policies of Hungarian authorities before March 1944. To be sure, Germans murdered the vast majority of Jews from Subcarpathian Rus', primarily in Auschwitz, but this site of mass murder stood at the end of the genocidal process that the Hungarian state initiated and carried out against Jews and others through moments of both friction and cooperation with Berlin, before and after March 1944.

Keywords:   German invasion, Subcarpathian Rus', Hungary, genocidal process, mass deportations, Jews, Roma

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