This project is an analysis of the Danes who were deported as ‘asocial’ and ‘habitual criminals’ during a short period of the Second World War, i.e. from 1944 to 1945. The purpose of this project is to identify who this group comprised by examining their compensation cases from the Danish “Erstatningsråd” (compensation board). The purpose is also to gain insight into the function of the “Erstatningsråd” and how it processed the applications for compensation submitted by the ‘asocial’ individuals. Furthermore the purpose is to discuss whether the way in which the ‘asocial’ were viewed as a group at the time influenced their compensation cases. Our primary sources are individual cases from the “Erstatningsråd”, as well as a German article about ‘asocials’ in concentration camps, written by Wolfgang Ayass. This article gives insight into the ‘asocial’ group and how they were regarded, especially by political inmates in the concentration camps and during the post-war period. We conclude that Danes who were deported as ‘asocial’ were primarily criminals but a few were deported due to the Nazi ideology of eugenics. A lesser number of the Danes deported for being ‘asocial’ were members of the resistance movement in Denmark. In an analysis of the Danish compensation cases submitted by ‘asocial’ individuals, we conclude that there was a discreet aversion towards giving compensation and that the compensation cases were often rejected pursuant to a special provision of the law – section 65. This paragraph was only applied to the cases involving the ‘asocials’ and covered disgraceful national behaviour. Nonetheless, many of the ‘asocial’ individuals were granted compensation.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 feb. 2014|
|Vejledere||Claus Bundgård Christensen|
- 2. Verdenskrig
- Anden Verdenskrig
- Det tredje rige