I was born in Ostrava where a lot of Gypsies from Slovakia settled after the WWII. There was exterminated almost the whole Gypsy population in the Czech Republic during the WWII. I lived in Ostrava and in Havířov in my child- and younghood. There came a lot of Gypsies from Slovakia to this industrial region some of them were my classmates. In Havířov town near Ostrava I and my family had Gypsy neighbours and their oldest daughter, the same age, was my best childhood friend. Her family helped me a lot.
As I know Gypsies in the Czech Republic came from Slovakia. They couldn´t speak Czech properly, so their children were and still are sent to special schools with no possibility to continue their aducation. As I know a lot of Gypsy people have problem to get accommodation, job or study at university, because they are mostly very poor and are on welfare. The Czech government is trying to solve this bad situation, but not too successfully.
I am very sorry that almost 90% of the Czech Republic population refuses living, attending school or sitting next to Gypsy people and I think it´s very bad situation for the future. I want to show the Gypsies´s life not only to our majority.