• derp order

    Look what the Canadian govt is doing to the Roma people right now, in 2013, and remember, you could be next. Maybe you have family in Hungary being persecuted violently and our government rejects their asylum sending them back to be jailed or worse. The bricks and firebombs being hurled into Roma homes are destined for Jewish houses next.

    I wonder how long until billboards are erected in Hungarian jewish neighborhoods telling them not to bother coming here.

    • AchillesAchillesAchilles

      Same old same old. Jobbik hates Jews as much as it hates the Roma. With the Roma, all of us Jews must remember not “it could be us next”, but “it will be us next.”

  • Teresita Artist

    Thanks very much for this article. I think that Romani Jewish alliance and the presence of Jewish Roma are important voices in our Romani community. Last year I enlisted a journalist to cover the Holocaust commemoration ceremonies at the UN. He had press credentials and attended but never wrote the story because he said it was not marketable. If you or anyone you know are interested in attending please email titasart@outlook.com
    I do have one constructive piece of critique though. I think that while solidarity with the host culture is necessary and helpful there is a sense with us Romanies that we are often being narrated. I would encourage you to re consider making the blanket statement that the world sees us as vermin. This isn’t the whole story about who we are globally and historically as a people as some of us with Romani ancestry Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, even Bill Clinton have achieved great measures of success and I think that needs to be recognized as well. thanks again for this piece–Considering that in Slovakia a 9ft wall was recently erected to segregate Roma from gadje (not Roma) I think the community really appreciates the effort. You may or may not be in contact with Ronald Lee at the Toronto Community Center.