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Katarina Taikon

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Name  Katarina Taikon
Role  Writer

Children  Angelica Strom
Siblings  Rosa Taikon

Died  December 30, 1995, Harjedalen Municipality

Katarina taikon katizi och svenska romers historia

Katarina Taikon-Langhammer (29 July 1932, in Almby, Örebro – 30 December 1995, in Ytterhogdal, Hälsingland, Sweden) was a Swedish Romany activist, leader in the civil rights movement, writer and actor, from the Kalderash caste. She was the sister of Rosa Taikon.


Katarina Taikon Fascinerande portrtt av Taikon Film Recensioner

During Taikon's childhood Romani still lived in camps in Sweden, and had to move often, which made it hard for the children to get any school education. Taikon didn't learn how to read and write until she was in her teens.

Katarina Taikon Documentary on Roma rights activist Katarina Taikon to

Taikon dedicated her life to improving conditions for Romani people in Sweden and throughout the world. Through her tireless work, debating, writing and talking to Swedish authorities, the Romani were granted the same right to housing and education as all other Swedes. In 1953 the 1914 ban on Romani immigration ended. This led to other Romani seeking refuge in Sweden, and the population, at first less than a thousand people, grew.

Katarina Taikon terupprttar mnniskorttsaktivisten Taikon Ystads

Taikon tried to convince Swedish authorities that these people were in fact political refugees, since they had been oppressed in their countries. After fruitless efforts to help a group of 47 French Romani gain asylum in Sweden, she decided to change her strategy. The only way to end the prejudices against her people was to address the young, she realized, so she started to write her popular series of children's books about her own childhood, Katitzi (in 1979 a TV-series based on the books was produced).

Katarina Taikon taikonse

Katarina Taikon died of brain damage after falling into a 13 year long coma, following a cardiac arrest. She has been called the Martin Luther King of Sweden.

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Katarina Taikon The Taikon Sisters ROMEDIA FOUNDATION
  • 1956 - Sceningång
  • 1953 - Åsa-Nisse på semester
  • 1953 - Marianne
  • 1951 - Tull-Bom
  • 1950 - Motorkavaljerer
  • 1949 - Singoalla
  • 1948 - Uppbrott
  • References

    Katarina Taikon Wikipedia