In recent news coverage of the dramatic political events in Eastern Europe, Gypsies have been a favourite sidebar topic. Some of the stories have been truly horrifying, others are written condescendingly and to amuse; but what has become clear is how little we really know about this people. In a concerted effort to uncover the modern history of the Rom in Eastern Europe, the authors examine the Gypsy experience in Albania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia, with special attention to the Nazi Holocaust as well as to the record of the forced settlement and education programmes instituted by communist regimes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction, Ian Hancock; Chapter 2 Gypsy History in Germany and Neighboring Lands, Ian Hancock; Chapter 3 The Romani Po?ajmos, Henry R. Huttenbach; Chapter 4 Albanian Gypsies, John Kolsti; Chapter 5 The Gypsy Historical Experience in Romania, David Crowe; Chapter 6 Damnation of the Outsider, Dennis Reinhartz; Chapter 7 The Gypsies of Czechoslovakia, Josef Kalvoda; Chapter 8 The Gypsies in Hungary, David Crowe; Chapter 9 The East European Roots of Romani Nationalism, Ian Hancock; Chapter 10 Conclusion, David Crowe;
David Crowe, John Kolsti, Ian Hancock