C3 "Crime Prevention"

The National Socialists passed a whole series of laws and regulations that labelled all Roma and Sinti as “born criminals”. They argued that even if a Rom had not yet committed a crime, he or she would do so sooner or later because it was part of their biological inheritance. In the interests of “crime prevention” the National Socialists therefore arrested not only those who actually had committed a crime but also people they thought might do so one day.

Eine von Mitarbeitern des „Rasseforschers“ Robert Ritter angelegte Karteikarte über Karl Stojka unter dem Namen Karl Rigo aus dem Jahr 1940.