Anna Jurová: Settling of Romani People in Slovak Villages
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The interview with historian Anna Jurová was conducted by Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová and was recorded for the purposes of the article "Illegally Built Romani Settlements?" Another Disinformation in the Slovak Media! In Romano nevo ľil, year 11, no. 509(455)-517(463) (2001), p. 17.
In the first part of the interview Dr. Jurová sheds light on the historical context, causes and reasons for the settlement of Roma in our territory. Based on historical sources and documentary evidence, she presented a brief summary of the arrival of Roma in Slovakia from the 14th century to the 18th century, when they had to abandon their nomadic way of life during the reign of Maria Theresa and Joseph II. At the end of the 18th century, censuses were taken in individual counties, on the basis of which it was found that around 20 thousand Roma lived in Slovakia during this period. Subsequently,she mentions several towns and villages where the Roma lived, how long and their approximate number, also the way of life and livelihood.
copyright: State Scientific Library in Prešov
recorded: 01. 08. 2001