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A re-education attempt

Roma in embrace of Stalin's human care in the 1950s

Author(s): Matěj Spurný
Subject(s): Social history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Roma (Gypsies);Czechoslovakia;communism;sociology;

Summary/Abstract: Under Nazi domination, Roma people living in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia lands should be completely exterminated. In the restored Czechoslovakia, the so-called Third Republic, the fate of the low class people has wait for them. The change brought the Communist coup. The ambition of emerging socialist dictatorship was the complete equality of human individuals, which also reflected on the relationship to "citizens of gipsy origin". Ensuring equal status with others has been for the Communist elite a primary task. Among the tools how reach this goal were education, dignified housing and, of course, involvement in a standard work process.

  • Issue Year: XI/2017
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 3-14
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Czech