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Poverty is endemic in eastern Slovakia – but the Roma minority is hardest hit – By Rüdiger Rossig

The youth club “Kera” lies at a crossroads in the middle of Kecerovce, a down-at-heel village in eastern Slovakia. Just 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, the region still exudes an air of the Habsburg monarchy. Indeed, as we cycle through Roma villages such as Kecerovce, Western Europe seems far away to our group of 17.

In Romany, Kera means “curve”. The visitors to the one-room club are mostly members of Europe’s largest minority, the Roma……

Rüdiger Rossigs ganzer Text (lesenswert)  mit meinem Fotos in der German Times ist hier verlinkt 

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