Illustrated in b/w, photos i.a. Jindrich Streit, Eva Davidova, Jaroslav Koran. – Comprehensive treatment of the history, traditions, living conditions, trades, music, lifestyle and culture of the Roma of Czechoslovakia. – ”The book emerged over a period of many years, and became a kind of appeal in many situations to confront us in our lives during those years. Consequently, we have published it with the aim of affirming the common bonds between the Roma and the other citizens of the Czech state. Recognition dispels fear, suspicion, and prejudice. [Foreword Milena Cerna]. – Texts by the foremost authorities of Romany history, language, and culture & intimate photographs of Jindrich Streit, E. Davidkova, and J. Koran.