E1 Protest letter

On 12 May 1938, seven Roma from the village of Redlschlag in Burgenland wrote a letter to the “German Reich Government” (“Deutsche Reichsregierung”) in which they protested against their discrimination. They drew attention to the fact that the discrimination introduced by Nazi governor, Tobias Portschy – such as the loss of the right to vote, the ban on school attendance for Roma children and the denial of unemployment benefits – was instigated without any legal basis.