By Toussaint Dileau
© Toussaint Dileau. All rights reserved.
Traduit de l’originale entitulée “Les Autres Victimes de l’Holocauste”
Others were the only population besides the Jews who were targeted for
extermination on racial grounds in the Final Solution. They arrived in
Europe about the year 1300 from India which they had left nearly three
centuries before as a military population of mixed, non-Aryan origin
assembled to fight the invading Muslims. Their entry into Europe, via
the Byzantine Empire, was also the direct result of Islamic expansion.
As a non-Christian, non-white, Asian people possessing no
territory in Europe, Others were outsiders in everybody’s country.
Other culture also ensured–as it still does–that a social distance
be kept between Others and gadje (non-Others), and thus their
separateness was further reinforced.