“And we carry them within us.” Ceija Stojka and the memory of the Gypsy genocide

By Sabine Forero Mendoza


Ceija Stojka (1933-2012) was the first female Roma Holocaust survivor to bear witness to her experience of Nazi concentration camps. Not only did she use the written and spoken word to accomplish this work of remembrance, but she also produced hundreds of drawings and paintings featuring nightmarish visions, all with the same obsessional themes. This article examines the expressive and specific arrangements of this figurative testimony.


  • Gypsies
  • deportation
  • concentration camps
  • survivor testimony
  • drawing
  • painting
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