Cancelled: Romanian Roma Survivors' Recollections of 1942: Deportations to Transnistria with Dr. Ana Chiritoiu
- Date: –17:00
- Location: IRES Library, Gamla torget 3, 3rd Floor
- Lecturer: Dr. Ana Chiritoiu, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.
- Organiser: : Hugo Valentin Centre, Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) and Uppsala Forum
- Contact person: Hanna Abakunova
The seminar is cancelled!
Dr. Ana Chiritoiu reflects on the deportation of Romanian Roma to the occupied territories of Transnistria during the Second World War, recorded by Mr. Romeo Tiberiad, and relates the deportation to later waves of displacement. Even though each of these waves of uprooting and persecution differs from the others, when viewed from inside family and community life, their
In this talk, I reflect on the deportation of Romanian Roma to the occupied territories of Transnistria during the Second World War. The discussion starts from recollections of the survivors of the deportation that my long-term collaborator, Mr. Romeo Tiberiade, currently the president of the Pro Europa" Roma Party branch in Craiova, Romania, recorded several years ago, as he realized that this generation’s memories of the past would disappear along with them. The discussion correlates the deportation to later waves of displacement experienced by Tiberiade himself in the early 1990s and, now, by his children, who migrated abroad due to discrimination and lack of opportunities. Even though each of these waves of uprooting and persecution differs from the others, when viewed from inside family and community life, their effects prolong one another and cause Roma to live under the threat of siege and displacement permanently.