Romani history

Integration, forced assimilation, deportation

In the 18th century, the “Age of Enlightenment” in European history, Roma were exposed to “new me­thods” of discrimination: internment in Spain and forced assimilation laws in the Austro-Hungarian Em­pire; methods which are opposed by the treatment as – in principal – equal subjects with the respective full civil rights in the Russian Empire. An overview chapter regarding the situation of Roma in the 18th century is reserved for a future factsheet 3.0....

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