Romani history

Deportations from Romania

The fate of the Roma did not receive attention by the Romanian state for almost a hundred years after slavery had been abolished in 1856. It took but two years for the fascist Iron Guard, after coming to power in 1940, to start with mass deportations of Roma. Like many Jews, the Roma were brought across the river Dniester, to South-Western Ukraine, then so-called Transnistria. They were deported there without even their most vital belongings and had to endure years of hunger, illness and death

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