The Devouring: Genetics, Abjection and the Limits of Law

MIT Press
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Ethics of the Body:Postconventional Challenges, 2005, 1, pp. 217 - 234
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"The Devouring" is the Romany term for the Holocaust, in which up to half a million Romany people died and an unknown number were harmed C , (Rittner and Roth 1993). "Devouring" is a word that in the context of , the Holocaust describes a form of destruction that is also consumption. .', In the Holocaust, people, ways of life and thought that were fundamental to European life were not simply expelled, but destroyed in a self- , annihilating violence. The Nazi regime tried to destroy the roots of its . own European culture, steeped as it was in Judaic tradition.
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