Photo Gallery: Blond, Blue-eyed, Kidnapped by Roma?
Foto: DPA/GREEK POLICE
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Photo Gallery: Blond, Blue-eyed, Kidnapped by Roma?

Roma Stereotypes How Racist Assumptions Fueled 'Maria' Fiasco

When Greek police stumbled upon a blond, blue-eyed girl when raiding a Roma settlement two weeks ago, it triggered a wave of worries fed by long-held stereotypes. The fears proved unfounded, but the family remains divided.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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