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Mimmi Demitri von Pezold

"It's very nice to keep your identity as a Roma, and I think this is very important. But obviously that is not everything, you are composed of so many different identities, maybe get aware of them and use them (…) and that may be a very good solution to get integrated in society as well." 

Mimmi Demitri von Pezold

"It's very nice to keep your identity as a Roma, and I think this is very important. But obviously that is not everything, you are composed of so many different identities, maybe get aware of them and use them (…) and that may be a very good solution to get integrated in society as well." 

Our newest Roma woman interview features anthropologist and activist Mimmi Demitri von Pezold.
Her important story is sure to inspire you, but it is also a harsh awakening of some of the cruelest measures taken against the Roma in Sweden during the 1900'. 
Mimmi Demitri was part of 'the stolen generation' of Sweden, part of a gruesome attempt at taking control over the Roma - through the common practice of removing Roma children from their families and placing them in non-Roma families. Mimmi Demitri was returned to her family at age 12. 
 
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