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Weeping violins : the Gypsy tragedy in Europe

Author: Betty Sowers Alt; Silvia Folts
Publisher: Kirksville, Mo. : Thomas Jefferson University Press ; Lanham : Distributed by arrangement with University Pub. Associates, 1996.
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Weeping Violins provides a history of the Gypsy people in Europe. Betty Alt and Silvia Folts trace the origins of the Gyspsy people and tell the story of their expansion, treatment by other ethnic groups, and struggles during the Holocaust. The book sheds light on Gypsy treatment at the hands of Nazi soldiers, and the struggle to have Gypsy experiences recognized by Jewish leaders and scholars of the Holocaust.  Read more...
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Alt, Betty Sowers.
Weeping violins.
Kirksville, Mo. : Thomas Jefferson University Press ; Lanham : Distributed by arrangement with University Pub. Associates, 1996
(OCoLC)605375404
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Sowers Alt; Silvia Folts
ISBN: 0943549310 9780943549316 0943549396 9780943549392
OCLC Number: 33404017
Description: x, 135 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Centuries of Persecution --
2. Ominous Signs --
3. A Deadly Journey --
4. The Effort of Survival --
5. Gypsy Genocide --
6. Free At Last --
7. The "Gypsy Problem" Continues --
Appendix One: Nazi Concentration Camps --
Appendix Two: Classification of Gypsies in Germany at Outbreak of World War II.
Responsibility: Betty Alt & Silvia Folts.

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Weeping Violins provides a history of the Gypsy people in Europe. Betty Alt and Silvia Folts trace the origins of the Gyspsy people and tell the story of their expansion, treatment by other ethnic  Read more...

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This book is well written and well organized, and the graphic interviews from survivors add life to the book. -- Patricia Cooper, University of Southern Colorado Alt and Folts have done a remarkable Read more...

 
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