Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust

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On morning after Kristalnacht Toby Sonneman's father walked through broken glass to collect the visa from the US consulate in Stuttgart which saved him from the fate suffered by other members of his family in the death camps of Nazi Germany. His daughter's discovery of her own family's history rekindled her fascination with the Roma, who suffered alongside the Jews in the Holocaust. She travelled with an American Gypsy survior to Munich, stayed with the formidable Rosa Mettback and in this book tells Rosa's own story and that of the other survivors of her extended family. The Jewish author of this book reveals the parallels between her own family history and that of the survivors of the Romani Holocaust she met and came to know in Munich.