The Legacies of the Romani Genocide in Europe since 1945
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This book explores the legacies of the genocide of Roma in Europe after the end of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people labelled as ‘Gypsies’ were persecuted or killed in Nazi Germany and across occupied Europe between 1933 and 1945. In many places, discrimination continued after the war was over. The chapters in this volume ask how these experiences shaped the lives of Romani survivors and their families in eastern and western Europe since 1945.
This book will appeal to researchers and students in Modern European History, Romani Studies, and the history of genocide and the Holocaust.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Part I: The Forgotten Genocide? Producing, Circulating, and Silencing Knowledge about the Genocide of Roma
- Mass Arrests and Persecution of "Nomads" in France, 1944-46: Post-Liberation Purges or Evidence of "Anti-Gypsyism"?
- The Return of Roma Deportees from Transnistria in Post-War Romania.
- "The tragedy of the guilty victims"? The memory of the Roma genocide in the post-war Soviet Union.
- Between Memory and Amnesia: Silencing the Genocide of the Roma in Local Memory in the Czech Lands.
- Resistance or Survival? Roma in the Soviet partisan units: Memories and archival evidence.
- Under an Assumed Name. A Croatian Roma Family Network between Fascism and the Post-War Order in Italy.
- "Not being others" and "Forgetting the Auschwitz trauma": Two strategies in the post-war history of a Czech-Moravian Romani family.
- Holocaust Both as a Family Trauma and an Impulse for the Institutionalization of Research, Documentation and Remembrance.
- Asserting a Presence in the Public Sphere: Autobiographies by two Romani Holocaust Survivors in Communist Czechoslovakia.
- Roma in 1980s Communist Romania and the Roma Discourse on the Holocaust between Compensation and Identity.
- Traces of Testimonies. Unfinished narratives and fragmented memories of the genocide of the Roma and Sinti.
- "Difficult to Adapt People" – Roma and "Our" Victims in Post-Communist Memorial Museums.
- The consequences of the genocide for Roma memories and identities.
Part II: Families as Conduits of Experience and Memory
Part III: Testimony and Identity
Helena Sadílková and Milada Závodská
Part IV: Memory and Commemoration in Post-Communist Europe
Celia Donert is University Lecturer in Central European History at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Eve Rosenhaft is Professor of German Historical Studies at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.