Brand in Plauen – Offener Brief an Landkreis und Stadt von Romano- Sumnal

Sehr geehrter Herr Landrat Keil, sehr geehrter Oberbürgermeister Oberdorfer, interessierte Öffentlichkeit, wir wenden uns an Sie, da uns die Vorkommnisse der letzten Wochen große Sogen bereiten. Wir, der Verein Romano Sumnal, sind eine Selbstorganisation der in Sachsen lebenden Roma. Uns erreichte Anfang Januar ein Hilferuf aus Plauen, da sich die Opfer des Brandes vom 30.12.… Read More Brand in Plauen – Offener Brief an Landkreis und Stadt von Romano- Sumnal

Romani on Ellis Island/ Pariah Syndrome

This Romani family emigrated from the Kingdom of Serbia and was photographed by Augustus Sherman on the roof garden. Although several thousand Romani passed through Ellis Island, some were detained as „professional beggars“ and „vagrants“. In 1911, many Romani were accused of these offenses and deported. Augustus Frederick Sherman worked as a clerk at Ellis… Read More Romani on Ellis Island/ Pariah Syndrome

‘Roma Segregated’ in Bulgarian Maternity Wards

As claims Roma women are routinely placed in separate ‘gipsy sections’ in maternity wards surface, it seems discrimination against Bulgarian Roma literally starts at birth. “When you enter the maternity ward, to the left is the Bulgarian section and straight on is ours, the gipsy one,” says 29-year-old Galina*, a mother of five from the… Read More ‘Roma Segregated’ in Bulgarian Maternity Wards

Racist shop owner who pushed with her foot a Roma girl sentenced

The photograph of a middle-aged woman kicking a young Roma girl playing the accordion on the foothills of the Acropolis, made headlines in Greece back in 2013. The incident, described as a racist assault, was captured on camera by Dimitris Messinis, an Associated Press photojournalist. The incident took place on Dionisiou Aeropagitoy Street, the road… Read More Racist shop owner who pushed with her foot a Roma girl sentenced