Romani history

4.1
Austria and Hungary
1850–1938

More and more regulations within the monarchy restricted the opportunities of Roma to earn a living. Bans on travelling were followed by settling by force, large-scale registration and bans on certain professions. Economic difficulties and National Socialist propaganda aggravated the situation, and finally “forced labour, deportation and sterilisation” were to solve the “Gypsy question” with a “National Socialist solution”.

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