Pharrajimos: The Fate of the Roma During the Holocaust by Janos Barsony, Agnes Daroczi

By Janos Barsony, Agnes Daroczi

An anthology that recounts the largley unknown background of the Hungarian Roma in the course of the Holocaust.

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19 The decree specified that those suspected of criminal activities must be brought before a court of local jurisdiction. After the legal proceedings were over or the penalty served, the police could initiate “administrative proceedings” against them. ) Essentially, suspicion on the part of the authorities was sufficient to detain traveling Roma. In 1921, a number of county administrations (namely, Győr, Veszprém, Zala and Fejér) also recommended the internment of Gypsies to the minister of the interior.

Their sufferings were met with little sympathy from the local communities. In their terror, they kept hiding in forests months after their release from the camps.

Europe 1. European Roma History from the Turn of the Century to World War II By the beginning of the 20th century, significant numbers of the Roma in Western Europe and in North America were employed in industrial or agricultural wage labor or joined the middle class, living in circumstances that hardly differed from those of their compatriots. Other Roma groups, however, continued to live on the periphery of society, working in trade or services, moving around in their caravans, selling carpets or second-hand goods, playing music, or performing tricks.

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