Protest against the Defamatory pseudo-Romani websites

Protest against the Defamatory pseudo-Romani websites

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:05:04 +0300
From: Roma Virtual Network
Subject: Protest against the Defamatory pseudo-Romani websites

21 April 2011

Statement of Protest

A person named Hilda Schultheilss operates the defamatory anti-Semitic websites at http://romorg.com and http://www.romano-liloro.com .

Originally from Hungary, she emigrated to Australia in 1981. Official address: 40. Golden Avenue. Melbourne, NA 3030. Australia. Her e-mails are hschultheiss01@optusnet.com.au and hschultheiss@hotmail.com

Her websites are grossly anti-Semitic, and full of inaccuracies regarding the religious and ethnic affiliation of various individuals who have in one way or another been hostile to Romanies according to the web manager`s point of view.

Through the history Romaphobia and anti-Semitism have been a shared side-by-side presence for our entire existence in Europe. And it's not an overstatement to say that only Jews can come close to understanding the emotional and psychological legacy Romanies inherit from the Holocaust. Thus, nothing would please our common enemies more than to drive a wedge between Romanies and Jews.

For a person such as Hilda Schultheilss, pretending to be a member of the "inside" and then broadcasting bigoted rhetoric is a well-known tactic employed by our detractors. These websites are the creation of a person whose views are not only in any way representative of Romani attitudes towards our Jewish friends, but harmful for Romani civil society as well.

We protest against the content of mentioned defamatory pseudo-Romani websites and demand from the relevant authorities their removal from the Internet!

1. Dr. Ian Hancock
Drector of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center
Co-Founder
The Romani-Jewish Alliance, Inc.
xulaj@mail.utexas.edu
TX, USA
http://www.radoc.net

2. Els de Groen
Founder of The World Artists' Initiative "Khetanes"
Ex-MEP (2004-2009)
els.degroen@inter.nl.net
Oss, Netherlands
www.elsdegroen.nl
http://artists-for-roma-net.ning.com

3. Yvonne Slee
yvonne_slee@hotmail.com
President of The Sinti Romani Community in Queensland, Australia.
Inc. Number: IA36508
http://www.sintiromanicommunity.org/

4. Valery Novoselsky
Editor of Roma Virtual Network (RVN).
romale@zahav.net.il
Kiryat-Shemona, Israel.
http://www.valery-novoselsky.org/romavirtualnetwork.html