These travellers have long been subject to discrimination.This content was published on July 5, 2010 - 12:58
Despite being granted Swiss citizenship in 1851, the Jenisch were marginalised for more than a century. From 1926-1972 Jenisch children were taken away from their parents and put into care. Nowadays around 90 per cent of the 30,000 Jenisch in Switzerland have abandoned their nomadic lifestyle.
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