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Legacies of Genocide: Romani Communities in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

September 23, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

German police accompany a racial scientist interviewing a Romani woman (Germany, late 1930s). Bundesarchiv, R 165 Bild-244-71, via Wikimedia Commons.

Moderator: Angéla Kóczé, Assistant Professor and Chair, Romani Studies Program, Central European University


  1. Margareta Matache, Director, Roma Program, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
    • Practices of Denial and Distortion of the Samudaripen/Porrajmos in Southeastern Europe
  2. Ioanida Costache, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
    • Race, Genocide, and Romani Life: Legacies of Persecution
  3. Ana Ivasiuc, Lecturer in the Anthropology of Crime and Security, Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University
    • The Racial Policing of the Roma in Contemporary Italy
  4. Anabel Carballo Mesa, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Barcelona
    • Romane Zorako: Historic Roma and Sinti Resilience

Respondent: Ari Joskowicz, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and European Studies, Vanderbilt University

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This session is part of a virtual workshop titled “Criminalization-Surveillance-Resistance: Roma and Policing from the Holocaust to the Present” which is exploring the history of race and policing through the experiences of European Roma from the late 19th century through the Holocaust and into the present. The workshop comprises of multiple online sessions on September 16, 22, and 23.

Presented by: The Center for Austrian Studies, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Conference organizing committee: Krista Hegburg, Alice Lovejoy, Alejandro Baer, Jamele Watkins, Joe Eggers, Klaas van der Sanden, Nikolina Lazetic, and Dylan Mohr.


Zoom – Registration Required


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