Economic injury to non-Jewish ethnic groups during the Nazi era

The Nazis also seized the property of other minorities, stigmatised groups and "enemies" of the regime for a number of ideological, political and economic reasons. Traditional stereotypes as well as stereotypes intensified by the Nazi regime and "modern" perceptions of racism provided the basis for the persecution of Sinti and Roma, who had to endure repression and persecution as well as expropriation.

Slovenes and Czechs also caught the eye of the Nazi authorities as they embarked on their "aryanization policies". Due to foreign-policy considerations, however, the Croat and Hungarian minorities did not have to endure most of these measures of repression.

Expropriation was also a means of suppressing politically persecuted persons. In most cases this was achieved directly or indirectly by not admitting these persons to their profession. Homosexuals were increasingly persecuted by the Nazi regime. Stigmating homosexuality justified political acts of cleansing within the regime's own ranks. The mass killings of physically and mentally disabled persons referred to as "euthanasia" had ideological roots as well as economic aspects.

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