The Bulgarian Gypsies (Roma) during World War II

  • Elena Marushiakova
  • Vesselin Popov


Gypsies have been living in the land of Bulgaria for centuries. The surrounding population refers to them with the generic name Tsigani and perceives them as one whole undifferentiated community. It is true that all Gypsies in Bulgaria belong to the Roma stream and that Roma is also their common self-appellation; however, they are internally divided into various groups, subgroups and metagroup units and they entered Bulgaria gradually with several waves of migration.


Political Struggle Gypsy Group German Soldier Nazi Concentration Camp Compulsory Labour 
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  • Elena Marushiakova
  • Vesselin Popov

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