Ghettoisation and state-ordered expulsion policy

Despite numerous political programmes and strategies, Roma minorities remain socially marginalised in many countries. In Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia in particular, countless ghettos have emerged, cut off from all infrastructure. There is no medical care to speak of and a significantly heightened risk of child mortality. If you grow up here, you hardly have any chance of a life of equality and self-determination.

01 | Roma often become the victims of forcible state-orchestrated expulsions from their long-established neighbourhoods. The two photographs show the largest solidarity march to date for the victims of such measures; it was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 17 July 2015. On 17 December 2010, 76 families, mainly Roma, were expelled from their homes in […]
02 | Documentation Centre Archives, photographer: Filippou Fotis