A5 Farmhands

Most of the Roma in Central Europe worked as agricultural labourers on big estates and as seasonal farmhands helping smaller farmers with the harvest. In the districts of Prešov and Košice in eastern Slovakia, the Roma accounted for a high percentage of the rural population. They have lived in this region for centuries.

“All helping with the preparations ...” Photo of a family making bricks in East Slovakia.
1930 - 1940