The Zigeunerlager


Police photos of Romani who were interned at the Gypsy camp at Halle, 1940

The Sinti and Roma of Germany were systematically placed into municipal camps and subjected to forced labor in 1935. Gypsy camps, or Zigeunerlager, usually located on the outskirts of cities, were guarded by the SS and were centers for sterilization and forced labor. These evolved into assembly centers for the systematic deportation to concentration camps.


This is part of the Romani Holocaust Exhibit