Romani Holocaust survivors had often lost both families and property. They were nevertheless regularly accused of lying about their experiences and denied help and recognition. It was not until the mid 1990s that Romani individuals who had suffered in concentration camps were entitled to apply for proper compensation. There are still no precise figures as to how many Romani survived World War II since neither the victims nor the survivors have been listed.
Chapter from Sofia Taikon’s autobiographical story. By Amanda Eriksson, Gunilla Lundgren and Sofia Taikon, published by Tranan 2006.