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. Contents: Preface; Centuries of Persecution; Ominous Signs; A Deadly Journey; The Effort of Survival; Gypsy Genocide; Free at Last; The 'Gypsy Problem' Continues; Epilogue.
Publisher: Jefferson (Thomas) University Press
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 228 x 147 x 12 mm
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 job of remembering, of documenting, of talking to the survivors, of recounting the Asian-European history of the Gypsies. * The Book Reader *
Its strength lies in the individual stories of several Gypsy survivors, which are used to exemplify and to bring to life specific points of the historical narration. * CHOICE *