K asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

what colour triangles were used to denote Gypsies in the Nazi concentration camps?

Jews were yellow triangles, homosexuals pink triangles, Communists red, but what were Gypsies' and the other colours?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    colors of the badges worn by the prisoners in all the Nazi concentration camps. Red was for Communists, Social Democrats, anarchists, and other "enemies of the state"; green was for German criminals; blue was for foreign forced laborers; brown was for Gypsies; pink was for homosexuals; purple was for Jehovah's Witnesses and black was for asocials, a catch-all term for vagrants, bums, prostitutes, hobos, perverts, alcoholics who were living on the streets, or anyone who didn't have a permanent address. The "work-shy," or those who were arrested because they refused to work, wore a black badge.

    Before 1942, Gypsy men wore a black triangle; they were arrested and imprisoned for being asocial because they didn't have a permanent address

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Black inverted triangle -

    A vagrant

    A Gypsy

    A woman jailed for "anti-social behavior", i.e., a lesbian, a prostitute or woman who used birth control.

    Nazi concentration camp badges -

    Pink inverted triangle - a homosexual.

    Green inverted triangle - a regular criminal.

    Red inverted triangle - a political prisoner. The color red was probably chosen because it represented the communists, the political enemies that the Nazis hated most (and the first to be officially outlawed).

    Purple inverted triangle - a Jehovah's Witness.

    Black inverted triangle -

    A vagrant

    A Gypsy

    A woman jailed for "anti-social behavior", i.e., a lesbian, a prostitute or woman who used birth control.

    Double triangles:

    Two yellow triangles, superimposed upon one another, making the Star of David - a Jew, including Jews by practice or descent.

    Pink inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one, making the Star of David - a homosexual Jew.

    There were many markings. A prisoner would typically have at least two, and possibly more than six.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    brown

  • 1 decade ago

    BLACK

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