In 1942, eight-year-old Anuta Branzan and her family were forcibly relocated - together with 30,000 other Romanian Roma and Sinti - from Bucharest to Transnistria, on the border with Ukraine. The camps were mostly consisted of primitive huts, and many of the deportees had to sleep out in the fi elds or in barns. Anuta survived two years of hunger and forced labour under inhuman conditions there. More than half of the other deportees did not.