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We follow how the Roma or Gypsies rose to a period of toleration and even renown as the quintessential musical masters of the Romantic era, only to fall under renewed persecution and suppression in the twentieth century, culminating in the Nazi Holocaust — called the “Devouring” in Romani. We consider the lives of remarkable Roma of the modern age, such as the boxer Johann Trollmann and jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, the birth of a pan-Roma identity movement in the 1970s, the anti-Roma backlash of the 2010s, and finally the possibility that the Roma may be drawn into the geopolitical maneuverings of modern India.
Image: “El Jaleo,” by John Singer Sargent, 1879-80
Suggested further reading: Angus Fraser, “The Gypsies”; Isabel Fonseca, “Bury Me Standing.”
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