The Roma also known as Gypsies are an ancient people who like the Jews made their communities inside
other communities in Europe.
Roma have a strong sense of loyalty to their group, but view outsiders with distrust. This has lead
them to form a very strong mafia prescence despite persecution in much of Europe.
My soulmate Anastasia is part Roma and looks Roma. She grew up in the Roma and is Roma Royalty
as I am Irish Traveller Royalty.
Like the Jews, the Roma have been targeted for persecution in Europe for centuries. More Roma were
killed in the Holocaust than Jews. The reason that everyone thinks more Jews died is because the illuminati
Jews wanted to use the guilt of Europe to justify the land grab of Israel for their illuminati Jews.
The Holocaust was organized and carried out by illuminati Jews like Adolf Hitler. The Jews who were murdered
in the Holocaust were descended from Jesus Christ and were not illuminati Jews. Overall, many more Roma
where killed in the Holocaust than Jews but they are an almost invisible group without a visible leader to
stand for their rights.
Now illuminati persecution of the Roma has returned to Europe. In echoes of the build up to WWII, Italians
have decided to official persecute Roma as second class citizens.
Matteo Salvini vowed to turn “words into action” in his drive to root out and expel thousands of nomadic Roma from Italy as he shrugged off critics who said the far-right interior minister was adopting illegal policies reminiscent of the country’s fascist past.
Salvini, who has seen a jump in his approval ratings in the little under three weeks he has been in office, has called for a new census of Roma and for all non-Italian Roma to be expelled from the country.
He also praised on Twitter the demolition of an “illegal” house used by Roma in Turin - which had been ordered by a local council controlled by Salvini’s League party - even as he was condemned by rival politicians and a top Jewish leader.
Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the anti-establishment M5S, called Salvini’s order for the creation of a new Roma registry “unconstitutional”. A similar census pitched by the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was blocked by an Italian court.
It was also lambasted by Noemi Di Segni, the president of Italy’s union of Jewish communities, who said the proposal recalled the fascist race laws of the late 1920s and 1930s. The former centre-left prime minister Paolo Gentiloni also tweeted his disgust, saying: “Yesterday the refugees, today the Roma, tomorrow guns for all.”
At first, Salvini seemed prepared to back down from his new policy but in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon he promised to stand by his call for mass expulsions.
“I don’t quit and we’re moving forward,” he said in a tweet.
The persecution of the Roma is not limited to Italy. Manuel Valls, France’s socialist interior minister in 2013 was
quoted saying "The majority [of Roma] should be delivered back to the borders... We are not here to welcome these people.”
The Roma, Valls claimed, “have lifestyles that are very different from ours and are clearly in confrontation” with French values.
The Roma are Europe’s most unwanted people. Some 10 to 12 million Roma live across the continent.
They have been here for more than a millennium – and have been ostracised and suppressed throughout
that time. One in four Roma is thought to have perished in the Holocaust.
Today, they remain one of the few peoples whose demonisation and persecution is accepted in polite society.
Across the political spectrum, politicians parade their prejudices, depicting Roma as thieves, beggars and
child snatchers, as social threats.
France is often criticised for its antipathy towards Islam. But whereas less than a third of the French population
dislike Muslims, almost two-thirds have an unfavourable view of the Roma. So do four in five Italians,
two-thirds of Greeks and Hungarians and almost half of Spaniards and Britons.
The Roma may be Europe’s largest minority group, but they are socially isolated and have no powerful
figures to lobby on their behalf. That makes them easy scapegoats. It also makes it easy to ignore the
hostility towards them. The silence is as shameful as the bigotry.
Persecution of the Roma in Europe dates back at least several hundred years. The Council of Europe details a history of extreme persecution including enslavement, forced sterilisation, separation from children and massacres.
Roma have Indian roots, and migrated slowly westwards over hundreds of years, appearing in historical records from Europe by the 14th century. Originally nomadic, though now settled in many areas, they were first targeted by European officials over 500 years ago.
“Roma were banned from the Holy Roman Empire in 1501 and, as of this date, could be caught and killed by any citizen,” the Council of Europe explains. In France less than two centuries later, Louis XIV ordered that all Gypsy men be condemned to forced labour for life without trial, women be sterilised and children be sent to poorhouses.
Spain in 1749 launched an operation known as the “great Gypsy round-up”; Roma were enslaved in parts of what is now Romania until 1856. The Austro-Hungarian empire ran a fierce “assimilation” policy that involved separating children and parents, the Council of Europe explains.
Roma were among the targets of Nazi laws introduced in the 1930s, and Italy’s own fascist ethnic cleansing rules of the 1920s, and during the second world war millions were killed in massacres and at concentration camps.
The Roma even have their own word for the Holocaust of their people during the second world war, the Pharrajimos. Although the exact death toll is not known, in some countries the killing wiped out up to 90% of the Roma population.
In the immediate aftermath of the war, many Roma concentration camp survivors were refused help and compensation. In the decades that followed, stigmatisation and discrimination has continued across much of Europe.
As late as the 1970s, Switzerland was taking children from their parents, arguing that they couldn’t educate them to be good citizens. A recent study in Britain found a huge rise in Romany and Traveller families having their children taken away, a trend blamed on institutional prejudice.
This decade alone they have been segregated in schools in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia and databases or other surveys such as the one proposed in Italy are not unprecedented in other parts of Europe.
Last year a Swedish appeals court ruled that police should pay compensation after setting up an illegal database of Roma family trees that included several thousand people, many of them children, or individuals without any criminal record.