Here is a list of books you may find helpful in your research of the Roma Holocaust.

We are the Romani People by Ian Hancock, The Interface Collection, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2002.  
This book is intended primarily as a source book for teachers, social workers and others interacting with the Romanies (‘Gypsies’) in - or from -
Central and Eastern Europe, but will also be invaluable to anybody who wants to know more about these fascinating people who left India a
thousand years ago. It presents the most current findings about Romani origins, an overview of politics, culture, language, and cuisine, a
surprising list of notable people of Romani descent, a description of the centuries-long period of slavery in the Balkans, and a brief description of
the Romani Holocaust. Especially useful is the chapter on how to react with Romanies, and the list of recommended readings. Each chapter is
accompanied by a list of questions, making it suitable as a textbook for use in class.
                     (Quoted from the book cover)

The Roma Café by Istvan Pogany, Pluto Press, 2004.
Written in a lively and accessible style, and illustrated throughout with photographs, The Roma Café is a poignant and intriguing analysis of the
diverse problems facing Central and East Europe’s Gypsies, including the largely unacknowledged legacy of the Roma Holocaust.
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The Memorial Book: The Gypsies at Auschwitz-Birkenau, published by K.G. Saur, 1993.
This two-volume set contains the history of the Roma at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp located in southern Poland. The book
includes the camp registry log of the Roma prisoners and their designated prisoner numbers and date of death. There is also a section of
survivor accounts, a chronology of the campaign against the Roma in Europe, images of Nazi documentation including orders from Dr. Mengele,
and even a list with short biographies of the SS-men who guarded the camp. This is a fascinating documentation written in English, Polish, and
German.

The Roads of the Roma: a PEN anthology of Gypsy Writers, edited by Ian Hancock, Siobhan Dowd and Rajko Djuric; University of
Hertfordshire Press, 1998.
These are the images of today’s Gypsy poets. From their departure from India in the early middle ages to the present day, the Romani people
have faced slavery, pogroms, expulsions, hangings, firebombings, and - in Nazi occupied Europe, genocide. In this unique anthology, Romani
poets and writers from twenty countries address this devastating legacy. Forty-five poems and prose extracts, most appearing in English for the
first time, are arranged alongside an 800-year chronology of repression. What emerges is a portrait of a people struggling to preserve their
identity in a hostile world.
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The Great Gypsy Round-Up by Antonio Gomez Alfaro, The Interface Collection, the Gypsy Research Center, 1993.
This book reconstructs the most distressing of the episodes suffered by the Gypsies in Spain: the general round up carried out in the reign of
Ferdinand VI on 30, July 1749. The universal nature of the operation deprived ten or twelve thousand women and men, old people and children,
of their freedom in one single day, “simply for being Gypsies”: such is the supposed collective crime, which is explicitly mentioned in several
official reports of the time as a justification of the measure.
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The Welsh Gypsies: Children of Abram Wood, by A.O.H. Jarman and Eldra Jarman,  University of Wales Press, 1991.
This study of the most famous family of Welsh Gypsies is a remarkable combination of historical and linguistic scholarship with inside knowledge
drawn from family tradition. This book describes their lives, records their habits and culture, and tells their story up to the gradual integration by
the twentieth century into the communities in which they settled.
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The Gypsies by Angus Fraser, Blackwell Publishing, 1992.
The book opens with an investigation of Gypsy origins in India. The author then traces the Gypsy migration from the early middle Ages to the
present, through the Middle East, Europe and the world. Throughout  their known history they have been renowned for their music, metal-
working, fortune-telling, healing and horse-dealing; but from the outset they outraged the prejudices of the populations they encountered; they
were enslaved, harassed, outlawed and hunted. Yet against all odds, the Gypsies have survived, preserving a distinctive heritage and culture
that transcends national boundaries. How they do so is the compelling theme of this book.
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The Gypsies by Jan Yoors, Waveland Press, 1967.
The Gypsies tells the story of the author who, at the age of twelve, ran away from his privileged, cultured Belgium family and home to join a
wandering band, a kumpania, of Gypsies. For ten years he lived as one of them, traveled with them from country to country, shared both their
pleasures and their hardships, and came to know them as no outsider has. Yoors first-hand and highly personal account of an extraordinary
people is a real story about the Gypsies’ fascinating struggle to survive as free nomads. The Waveland Press reprint contains twenty-one full-
page photographs taken by Jan Yoors in the 1930s, 1960s and 1970s.
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Between Two Fires: Gypsy Performance and Romani Memory from Pushkin to Post-Socialism by Alaina Lemon, Duke University Press,
2000.
Since tsarist times, Roma in Russia have been portrayed as both rebellious outlaws and free-spirited songbirds- in each case, as if isolated from
society. In Soviet times, Russians continued to harbor these two, only seemingly opposed, views of “Gypsies,” exalting their songs on stage but
scorning them on the streets as liars and cheats. Alaina Lemon’s Between Two Fires examines how Roma themselves have negotiated these
dual images in everyday interactions and in stage performances.
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The Heroic Present: Life Among the Gypsies, The Photographs and Memoirs of Jan Yoors, with an introduction by Ian Hancock, The
Monacelli Press, Inc., 2004.
This magnificent collection of photographs and histories celebrates the life of the Roma through Yoors’ eyes and camera lens. Ian Hancock’s
introduction adds a rich flavor to the history contained in the pages of this historical piece.


Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust by Toby Sonneman, published by University of Hertfordshire Press, 2002.
On the morning after Kristallnacht, Toby Sonneman’s father walked through broken glass to apply for the visa that saved him from the fate of so
many during the Third Reich. In examining her own family history, the author discovered the similarities between the fate of the Jews and the
Gypsies in the Holocaust, both peoples selected on racial grounds for extermination by the Nazis.
She traveled with an American Gypsy survivor to Munich, where she stayed with the formidable Rosa Mettbach. This is the story of Rosa and
other members of an extended family who survived the Holocaust. Shared Sorrows tells the story of a Gypsy family against the backdrop of a
Jewish one, detailing and examining their shared sufferings under the Nazis.
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