Who are the Roma? Formerly known as “gypsies,” Roma experienced their own Genocide by the Nazis during World War II. This genocide is called the Porajmos, meaning “the devouring.” Learn more with this selected reading list by our librarian, Ryan Woodward:

Remembering the Roma Genocide

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey (1995) by Isabel Fonseca ISBN-13: 978-0679406785

Gypsies under the Swastika (1995) by Donald Kenrick and Grattan Puxon ISBN-13: 978-0900458651

Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust (2002) by Toby Sonneman ISBN-13: 978-1902806105

The Pariah Syndrome: An account of Gypsy Slavery and Persecution (1987) by Ian Hancock ISBN-13: 978-0897200790

Germany and its Gypsies: A Post-Auschwitz Ordeal (2002) by Gilad Margalit ISBN-13: 978-0299176747

Pharrajimos: The Fate of the Roma During the Holocaust (2008) by Janos Barsony ISBN-13: 978-1932716306

The Gypsies of Eastern Europe (1991) ed. by David Crowe and John Kolsti ISBN-13: 978-0873326711

And the Violins Stopped Playing: A Story of the Gypsy Holocaust (1986) by Alexander Ramati ISBN-13: 978-0531150283  (Historical Fiction)

The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies (2000) by Guenter Lewy ISBN-13: 978-0195125566

The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944 (2008) by Radu Ioanid ISBN-13: 978-1566637718

The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (2013) by Anton Weiss-Wendt ISBN-13: 978-0857458421

“Mama in Auschwitz” by Roma Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka

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