Nomada Association statement and report, regarding the situation of the Romanian Roma in Wrocław and the ongoing legal proceedings



On 22nd November 2013 a legal action was brought by Wrocław Commune against the Roma community residing in the area of derelict allotment gardens on Kamieńskiego Street. The residents of the camp arrived in Poland in the 1990s during the wave of immigration, which had started in Romania after the systemic transformation and was caused by loss of employment as a result, among other reasons, of the privatization of state collective farms, where the Roma had worked. Since that time, some of them have been living in Poland. Here is where most of their children were born. In Poland, just like in other European Union countries, the Roma are doubly excluded, facing social and systemic discrimination. They live in difficult conditions, in makeshift houses-barracks, with no access to running water, with a constant sense of temporariness and lack of perspectives.

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People from Wrocław without luggage


In the book "We, the citizens of Wroclaw" describing the local genius loci given the results of sociological research related to Wroclaw stereotype. It turned out that openness, solidarity and tolerance are the features most often provided by Wroclaw. They claimed it for 66, 38 and 33 percent of respondents. It is generally accepted opinion here that it is sufficient to put the suitcase on the platform station in Wrocław to be able to say that it is of Wroclaw. Is Gypsy, who was born the third son of the platform is thus Born in Wrocław? It is said that they do not. Apparently, she had no case.