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Sinti and Roma Literature – in Germany and the world

What is the current situation of the literature of Sinti and Roma?

For centuries, the Sinti and Roma were persecuted and murdered as outsiders. This resulted in a long literary silence in the German-language region, which only recently ended with the publication of autobiographical texts, in particular about experiences of the Holocaust. Yet Eastern European authors often produce fiction. What importance does this literature have? And what potential does it have?



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma, Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma, International Roma Writers Association
The event is free of charge


Dr. Beate Eder-Jordan

literary scholar and expert on Sinti and Roma literature

Erika Hornbogner

Leiterin des in Klagenfurt ansässigen Drava-Verlags, der v.a. zu Migration, Minderheiten und Mehrsprachigkeit publiziert /director at the Klagenfurt-based publishing house Drava, which is specialised in books on migration, minorities and multilingualism

Ruždija Sejdović

Roma writer, playwright and translator

Barbara Wahlster

Leiterin der Literaturredaktion bei Deutschlandradio Kultur / head of the literature department at Deutschlandradio Kultur

Veijo Baltzar