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  • The Roma people: The Forgotten Holocaust!

    The question is asked: “Have you heard of the holocaust?” The answer comes: “Yes, sure. The atrocities that were performed against the Jews. Tell who hasn’t!” “But what about the Romani Holocaust?”
    “Romani Holocaust? What is that?”

    Yes, in each and every part of the world, across all the educational institutions, this is what has gone amiss. People are made to forget a race of human beings who suffered but whose sufferings were never made to surface in our textbooks.
    Let us look at the historical amnesia. It is time to redeem it.

    According to the eminent Romani scholar, Ian Hancock, the Romanies were unfortunately victimized much before the arrival of the era of the Nazis, and that its reasons are complex but can be explained in four main points: a) The first Roma who arrived in Europe were there because of the Ottoman Turkish, who conquered the Christian Byzantine Empire and so the Roma people were also perceived as possible threats. b) The Roma, a group, who were neither whites nor Christians and therefore, were considered to be aliens. c) They also never claimed to any geographical territory or have an economy, militia or a government. d) The culture, as Hancock says, was the f
    final nail in the coffin, which segregated and build up a strict social boundary against the Roma and the non-Roma world.
    Here is the link to the full article:


    http://www.newsgram.com/the-forgotte...y-of-the-roma/

    The question is asked: “Have you heard of the holocaust?” The answer comes: “Yes, sure. The atrocities that were performed against the Jews. Tell who hasn’t!” “But what about the Roma Holocaust?”
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