B7 Segregation

Representatives of local councils and political parties attended “Gypsy conferences” to address the problems confronting local authorities that were no longer able - or willing - to shoulder the fi nancial burden created by their many destitute Roma inhabitants. The participants discussed what they saw as feasible solutions, such as creating a “Gypsy reservation”, deporting people to an island in the Pacifi c, or creating labour camps for unemployed Roma.

Inspection of living conditions at the Roma settlement in Oberwart, Austria, on 15 January 1933 by members of a commission attending a conference on the “Gypsy problem”.