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"Strangers in Their Own Land: Romani Survivors in Europe 1945", by Eve Rosenhaft

"Strangers in Their Own Land: Romani Survivors in Europe 1945", by Eve Rosenhaft

Our colleague Eve Rosenhaft has just published an article about the history of Romani people after the end of the WWII. We strongly recommend its reading, for the abuses towards these groups in the aftermath of the conflict is a history that still needs to be told and known. 

 

As Rosenhaft states:

This denial of their suffering, and delay of justice and compensation, has been described by Romani survivors as a second Holocaust. The reconstruction of the families and communities through which Romani groups defined their identity was burdened by the nature of the trauma they had suffered; sterilization, humiliation, and the insults to their culture made it hard both to share their stories and to communicate their traditions and values. The loss was all the greater as long as the wider society also kept silent about their history (while commemorating other victims and systematically prosecuting the perpetrators). 

Find the complete article at the website of the National WWII Museum: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/romani-holocaust-survivors-1945


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