The Roma: A Minority in Europe (Annotated edition)

The Roma: A Minority in Europe (Annotated edition)

By: Raphael Vago (editor), Roni Stauber (editor)Hardback

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The situation of the Roma in Europe, especially in the former communist states, is one of the more important human rights issues on the agenda of the international community, especially in the Euro-Atlantic bodies of integration. Within European states that have Roma populations there is a growing awareness that the matter must be confronted, and that there is a need for a concentrated effort to solve social problems and ease tensions between the Roma and the European nations among which they dwell. This volume is the result of an international conference held at Tel Aviv University in December 2002. The conference, one of the largest held among the academic community in the last decade, served as a unique forum for a multidisciplinary discussion on the past and present of the Roma in which both Roma and non-Roma scholars from various countries engaged.

About Author

Dr. Roni Stauber is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and teaches at the Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University. He is the author of studies related to antisemitism and the Holocaust and to the memory of the Holocaust and its ongoing social and national impact Dr. Raphael Vago is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, and Senior Research Fellow at the Stephen Roth Institute and the Cummings Center for Russian and East European Studies, Tel Aviv University. He was a member of the International Commission of Historians on the Holocaust in Romania.

Contents

Acknowledgments; Foreword, Yehuda Bauer; Introduction, Roni Stauber and Raphael Vago; Religious Minorities, Vagabonds and Gypsies in Early Modern Europe, Shulamith Shahar; The Campaign against the Restless: Criminal Biology and the Stigmatization of the Gypsies, 1890 1960, Peter Widmann; Jews, Gypsies and Soviet Prisoners of War: Comparing Nazi Persecutions, Michael Zimmermann; Nazi and Postwar Policy against Roma and Sinti in Austria, Erika Thurner; Story, History and Memory: A Case Study of the Roma at the Komarom Camp in Hungary, Katalin Katz; Romanian Public Reaction to the Deportation of Gypsies to Transnistria, Viorel Achim; Gypsies in Germany--German Gypsies? Identity and Politics of Sinti and Roma in Germany, Gilad Margalit and Yaron Matras; The Politics of Memory--Jews and Roma Commemorate Their Tragedy, Roni Stauber and Raphael Vago; Human Rights and Roma Policy Formation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, Eva Sobotka; Central European Roma Policy: National Minority Elites, National States and the EU, Pal Tamas; List of Contributors; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789637326868
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 195
  • ID: 9789637326868
  • ISBN10: 9637326863
  • edition: Annotated edition

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