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The Persecution of Non-Jewish Groups

Jews were not the only victims of the Nazi regime in Germany. In keeping with their policy, the Nazis took action to suppress various racial and social groups and to remove them from society. The Sinti and Roma (the "Gypsies") who lived in Germany were the main non-Jewish targets of the Nazi race theory. The disabled and mentally ill were perceived as a burden on German society, and as such were banished from it. In the late 1930s were murdered under the guise of "euthanasia." The Nazi list of "undesirables" included individuals and groups such as homosexuals, alcoholics, and homeless vagrants. Ideological opponents such as Communists or members of certain churches, were persecuted even if they were considered members of the "Aryan race."

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