World ignores Gypsy plight, says refugee from Nazis

Posted on October 31, 2013

A refugee from Nazi Germany has published a book for children to counter prejudice against Gypsies. Ruth Barnett, who came here on a Kindertransport from Berlin at the age of 4 in 1939, draws parallels between the Jewish and Gypsy experience. “I have been going into schools for Holocaust education to tell my Kindertransport story for over a decade,” she explained, “and I don’t think it has its full value unless I link it with what we are allowing to happen today.

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