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As of 1997 there were between seven and eight and a half million Roma living in Europe. While there was ample literature on the Roma, in those pre-Internet times, there was no annotated bibliography of relevant works. This selected annotated bibliography assembled texts directly concerned with the forced migration of Roma, as well as other books, articles, periodicals, and various collections which provide background information on the Roma and their socio-economic, political and legal history. All the texts came from the NY Public Library collection. The compilation and the annotations were written by Dana Neacsu, at that time, a Consultant with the Forced Migration Project, with the assistance of Allison Mindel, Information Administrator of the Forced Migration Projects. It lists almost 400 books, articles, and periodicals dealing with Roma and migration-related issues. The forward was written by Arthur C. Helton, who founded (1994) and then directed the Forced Migration Projects at the Open Society Institute until 1999 when he became the director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at the Council on Foreign Relations, position which he held until 2003, when he died in the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.

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International and Area Studies | Law | Migration Studies

Roma and Forced Migration: An Annotated Bibliography