A8 Fatal Stereotype
In the 19th century, stereotypes of Roma and Sinti became commonplace in newspapers, books and photographs. So-called “Gypsy” postcards became very popular in the fi rst half of the 20th century. They refl ected people’s longings for a free way of life. Most people, who had never had any personal contact with Roma or Sinti, derived their ideas about them from illustrations like this.