B3 Police Control

From the 1890s, European Roma and Sinti increasingly faced police attention and checks. Authorities introduced regulations affecting their daily lives and work. There were penalties for Roma and Sinti who worked without a permit, while “vagrancy” and “begging” were made punishable offences.

Police checking a man’s identifi cation papers during a raid on the Roma settlement in Allhau in the province of Burgenland in the interwar period.
1919 - 1937