An operation taking place in 1941 on South Side of Chicago.
Library of Congress
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
The Gypsy by Thomas George Webster.
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Attacking Gypsies and Travellers is an easy win for politicians, thanks to centuries of prejudice cultured by the state and the media.
A large Roma house in western Romania.
New research among well-off Roma families in Romania shows how widespread prejudice against them is.
German Sinti and Roma awaiting deportation from Asperg in southwestern Germany, May 1940.
Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia Commons
Some 20,000 Sinti and Roma died in Auschwitz alone.
A woman holding a Roma flag, at a protest in Lety, Czech Republic, the site of World War II Romani genocide.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially ‘unadaptable’ has a long history across Europe.
Freedom and tolerance are Norwegian values that don’t apply equally to all.
André Kongevold / flickr
Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Traditional Romani dancing in Spain.
The only way to understand the Roma is to read their literature – it allows the authors to speak for themselves, and can change your perceptions.
Europe’s untouchables: the Roma and Sinti.
Gypsies, tinkers, pikeys, travellers – everyone knows the terms, not to mention the even more derogatory ones. The Roma and Sinti people have been the subject of prejudice and discrimination in Europe…