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The International Gipsy Festival Tilburg in close cooperation with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam.




The Roma between past and future
Since a few years, Romani and Sinti minorities throughout Europe have been faced with the resurgence of extremism and nationalism. In countries as diverse as Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic, Romani citizens have been attacked by their fellow citizens, causing casualties and increased interethnic tensions.
The governments of France, Italy, and Germany have sent Romani migrants with and without EU citizenship back to their countries of origin. Anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobic measures are on the rise again and have often gone together with ambivalent responses of the involved politicians and authorities. When, in 2010, Euro-commissioner Viviane Reding made an indirect reference to the Second World War, numerous critics stood up to blame her for making what they considered an impossible comparison between the current situation and Nazi deportations.



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