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Historical atrocities on Gypsies should be included in Europe’s school textbooks

president of Universal Society of Hinduism

Apartheid, atrocities, repression and persecution faced by Roma (Gypsies) in Europe for centuries should be included in the history textbooks of European schools.

Europe has been practically ignoring many mass atrocities and repression suffered by  Roma for centuries; including those associated with Holocaust, concentration camps,  genocide, fascist persecution and maltreatment, enslavement, internment, expulsion, mob violence, etc.

Inclusion of atrocities against Roma in Europe over centuries, their culture and history in school curriculum will bring transparency and better understanding among coming generations of the communities.

Memorials should be built honoring Roma victims of maltreatment over centuries and museums displaying their traditions/history and apartheid faced by them.

When would this group of about 15-million Roma, living in Europe since around ninth century, be treated at par with other Europeans ?

March 2, 2012

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Rajan Zed
By Rajan Zed

President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Nevada, USA

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