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  • proper noun The planned and attempted mass murder of the Romani people by the Nazis and their allies.

Etymologies

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From the Romani word porajmos ("devouring").

Examples

  • The Porajmos, which means devouring ', is a term introduced by Professor Ian Hancock, the world's premier Romani scholar.

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  • 1943 - German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies were to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps." (see Porajmos) 1945 - Duarte Pacheco dies.

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