Ari Joskowicz. 2023. Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

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Published May 24, 2024
Maria Yordanova Atanasova

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The entangled Holocaust history of Roma and Jews throughout “Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust”, tells the untold stories of shared experiences and victimhood. Responding to “Who will tell the stories of the Romani Holocaust?”, Joskowicz acknowledges Roma's sufferings and highlights the uneven position of Roma in their pursuit of justice, as well as the lack of recognition, unequal resources, and uneven memorialization. Additionally, the book reflects the attitudes and narratives that are still being integrated across Europe, about Roma. The author acknowledges that scholars, activists, and lobbyists recognized the Romani genocide but also critically approaches the Romani scholarship. “Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust”, is an essential contribution to the Romani knowledge production and an invitation for Romani scholars and activists to engage further and question the past.

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Atanasova, M. Y. (2024). Ari Joskowicz. 2023. Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press. Critical Romani Studies, 5(2), 48–52. https://doi.org/10.29098/crs.v5i2.189
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