• Short Summary

    GYPSIES FROM A NUMBER OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES -- INCLUDING EASTERN EUROPE -- ARE MEETING IN THE PARIS SUBURB OF MONTREUIL TO DISCUSS AN ACTION PROGRAMME FOR A PLANNED WORLD CONGRESS OF GYPSIES TO BE HELD LATER IN FRANCE.

  • Description

    GYPSIES FROM A NUMBER OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES -- INCLUDING EASTERN EUROPE -- ARE MEETING IN THE PARIS SUBURB OF MONTREUIL TO DISCUSS AN ACTION PROGRAMME FOR A PLANNED WORLD CONGRESS OF GYPSIES TO BE HELD LATER IN FRANCE.

    IT'S HOPED THAT BY BRINGING TOGETHER GYPSIES DELEGATIONS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IT WILL BE THE START OF A REVIVAL OF GYPSY "NATIONALISM" AND CULTURE. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE GYPSIES SUFFERED GREATLY UNDER THE NAZIS, NOT ONLY IN GERMANY BUT ELSEWHERE, IN EFFORTS TO ANNIHILATE THEM COMPLETELY AS A NATION. EVEN TODAY, IN BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE, GYPSIES STILL MEET OPPOSITION IN THEIR EFFORTS OF RETAIN THEIR TRADITIONAL, NOMADIC LIFE.

    PREPARATIONS FOR THE WORLD CONGRESS ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE "COMITE INTERNATIONAL TZIGANE", A CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE. HOWEVER, THE DIFFICULTIES OF TRAVEL BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE REMAIN IMMENSE -- FOR GYPSIES AS FOR OTHERS. EMISSARIES HAVE GONE BACK AND FORTH PROBING THE POSSIBILITIES, AND MUCH DEPENDS ON THE NEW LIBERAL ATTITUDES IN PARTS OF EASTERN EUROPE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21PMCQDYPFFP4J622QA7U7WGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA21PMCQDYPFFP4J622QA7U7WGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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