Place Quote: Gypsies & Communism

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

'Most Gypsies liked communism because it gave them houses, paid them to have children,' adds Henry, who grew up in East Germany. 'They don't see the faults in the communist system as we do. Censorship never affected them as they had no desire to read Western literature or talk of politics. And when the revolution came Gypsies were the first to lose their jobs in the factories'.
  • Garth Cartwright, Princes amongst men, p.209