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Raveled with them from country to country shared both their pleasures and their hardships and came to know them as no one no outsider ever has Here in this firsthand and highly pe. This book is written as a protest against oblivion as a cry of love for this race of strangers who have lived among us for centuries and remained apart With this poetic beginning Jan Yoors tells us the story of his life as he left his family to join a new family among the Rom commonly called Gypsies For the most part we gaje non Gypsies in their language only know the most minimal stereotypes about this culture fortunetelling women swarthy bandana wearing people in covered wagons who play pranks the fiddle and according to many myths kidnap non Gypsy children Even in the Renaissance fair circuit in the USA those who dress as gypsies know very little about the real Gypsy culture What Jan Yoors does in his book is pull away the curtain and show us the life of a Rom family on the road joining at the age of 12 and traveling with them through World War II And he does it as one of their people not some potentially dry anthropologist or even someone who creates a romanticized cookie cutter vision To Yoors his family led by the elder Pulika are individuals who live their lives like any of us would just in a very different fashion We learn about how the process of arranged marriages and the negotiations involved about fortunetelling being the province of Rom women and how Pulika s group or kumpania connect with the non Gypsies for business and pleasure No doubt there are aspects of Gypsy culture that many of us would find negative The concept of purity being one of them especially with regards to women Long story short women are considered impure from the waist down so say their skirts touch the chain of a wagon it would need to be replaced Don t worry ladies using the bathroom is also considered impure to the point Gypsy guys have to go check on the horses in a group because people who go out alone are assumed to be using the bathroom and it s wrong for a person to have other people think that s what they re doing because it s dirty as an American guy Hey I need to hit the restroom come with me is weird Yoors presents these aspects of Gypsy life fully realizing that his audience may be outraged or weirded out by these but rather than just have a knee jerk reaction like they must be total chauvinists Yoors takes a thoughtful and realistic approach to this trying to understand how these cultural aspects developed in the case of women and the purity issue he brings up the point of menstruation and living in very close conditions with very little privacy and points out how Rom women use this to their benefit such as getting some privacy and in one case using it to drive other Gypsies away And he does it from a loving perspective there s no doubt his love for the Rom is deep and sincere but he also does not put them on a pedestal Because of this The Gypsies becomes a story about individual lives lived in the backdrop of a culture and an overall enriching tale I mark this book under my history shelf because not only does the book focus on the Gypsies but their interactions with mainstream European culture gives a rare presentation on Europe as the Nazis rise to power and Europe begins to slide into war He discusses how the Gypsies were brutally victimized during the war with over half a million of their people slaughtered and how the Rom tried to adapt to the situations All in all this book is a loving well written story I don t know if Jan Yoors is still alive but if he isn t I hope there were Rom at his funeral weeping and tearing at themselves the way they do when others of their family pass away Winds of Enchantment love for this race of strangers who have The Odds Against lived among us for centuries and remained apart With this poetic beginning Jan Yoors tells us the story of his Tokyo Kill life as he Unbroken The Reaper Diaries left his family to join a new family among the Rom commonly called Gypsies For the most part we gaje non Gypsies in their Bhishma an Enigma language only know the most minimal stereotypes about this 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Gypsies By Jan Yoors

Rsonal account of an extraordinary people Yoors tells the real story of the Gypsies' fascinating customs and their neverending struggle to survive as free nomads in a hostile worl. As a person of Romany decent who has been trained in the traditions of my people I can say with confidence that MUCH of the information in Jan Yoors authoritive text is inaccurate After being given a copy of The Gypsies I was very angry at how my culture and people were represented Some of the misinformation was laughable like that of The Gypsy King which seemed to take on a lot of importance in this book in reality we are largely matriarchal in our power structure so idea of our having a king was impossible In truth the Gypsy King was chosen during Summer Solstice celebrations and was of a fool it was a position that held no power or authority and nor does it to this dayLikely the individual who presented himself to Gorgers as the King was playing a trick of some sort for financial gainJan Yoors also told stories of Romany people buying simple medicines from drug stores and rebottling them to sell at an inflated price as magic curative potions I suppose some unscrupulous individuals or Tribes might have done such a thing but that would NEVER have been an accepted practice within the larger nomadic Tribal group All smaller Romany Tribal groups have legitimate healers with skills that have been passed down thru the generations for hundreds of years Beyond that there are entire Tribes who s focus is on traditional healing and the spirit world where daughters would go for training or to enter into an apprenticeship with a experienced practitioner The very idea that the Rom would bother to sell cough medicine as a Gypsy cure is ludicrous As a people the Romany are extremely private and would NEVER voluntarily share any significant details of Tribal life with an outsider never Romany are extremely black and white in their moral code and after reading Jan Yoors collection of stories I can only assume the Tribe he lived with was a smaller one living on the fringes of accepted behavior I did share an excerpt or two with my husband who is also Romany and he suggested that the things described could only take place in a small band who had formed of individuals who had been shamed in some way for their own conduct and forced to leave their own Tribes and were unable to find a respectable Tribe who would be willing to accept themThis does seem a reasonable possibility especially if they were having a difficult time providing for themselves and thought having a Gorger travel with them might increase revenue The idea that the author was accepted in is dubious though as traditionally all members of the Tribe s council in addition to any concerned Tribal members would need to come to a consensus regarding allowing anyone from outside the Tribe to join them That individual would be reuired to have skills that would bring enough wealth to contribute to the entire Tribe in addition to providing enough for his own needsIt would also necessitate that person s own Tribe entering into negotiations to account for the loss of a valuable member of their group and potentiality gifts to the new Tribe to make up for any lack in value carried by the prospective memberUltimately my husband and I ripped the book up and threw it out Catching Fire laughable The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) like that of The Gypsy King which seemed to take on a The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, lot of importance in this book in reality we are Incubus largely matriarchal in our power structure so idea of our having a king was impossible In truth the Gypsy King was chosen during Summer Solstice celebrations and was of a fool it was a position that held no power or authority and nor does it to this dayLikely the individual who presented himself to Gorgers as the King was playing a trick of some sort for financial gainJan Yoors also told stories of Romany people buying simple medicines from drug stores and rebottling them to sell at an inflated price as magic curative potions I suppose some unscrupulous individuals or Tribes might have done such a thing but that would NEVER have been an accepted practice within the The Sharpe Companion The Early Years larger nomadic Tribal group All smaller Romany Tribal groups have Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado legitimate healers with skills that have been passed down thru the generations for hundreds of years Beyond that there are entire Tribes who s focus is on traditional healing and the spirit world where daughters would go for training or to enter into an apprenticeship with a experienced practitioner The very idea that the Rom would bother to sell cough medicine as a Gypsy cure is Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics ludicrous As a people the Romany are extremely private and would NEVER voluntarily share any significant details of Tribal Down and Out in Paris and London lived with was a smaller one PHP Pocket Reference loss of a valuable member of their group and potentiality gifts to the new Tribe to make up for any

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At the age of twelve Jan Yoors ran away from his privileged cultured Belgian family and home to join a wandering band a kumpania of Gypsies For ten years he lived as one of them t. ROAMING WITH THE ROMAI first learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when I was reading Fonseca s book about gypsies Roma Bury me Standing Published in 1967 this book is available from on line second hand storesSometime in between the 2 world wars Jan Yoor a young Belgian teenager did something very unusual He ran away with the gypsies He joined a group kumpania of Roma camping near to his home and was eventually adopted by them His understanding parents did not seem to mind him being away from home and school for long periods whilst he wandered around Europe with his new companionsYoor s first hand experiences of living the life of a young gypsy were not wasted Years later he described them in his book The Gypsies His account of living with the Roma is detailed and seems accurate Yet it is not a dispassionate anthropological study As I read his book I felt that I was almost experiencing the trials and tribulations of life on the road with the gypsies Yoors shows a deep understanding of the subtleties of the Roma mentality and describes their beliefs traditions and daily life exuisitely At times his writing has a poetic uality yet it never becomes trite or flowery The Roma could not have wished for a sympathetic yet objective description of their lives than that written by YoorsRead this gracious book and you will see the Roma in an entirely new light Catching Fire learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when I was reading Fonseca s book about gypsies Roma Bury me Standing Published in 1967 this book is available from on The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) line second hand storesSometime in between the 2 world wars Jan Yoor a young Belgian teenager did something very unusual He ran away with the gypsies He joined a group kumpania of Roma camping near to his home and was eventually adopted by them His understanding parents did not seem to mind him being away from home and school for The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, long periods whilst he wandered around Europe with his new companionsYoor s first hand experiences of Incubus living the The Sharpe Companion The Early Years life of a young gypsy were not wasted Years Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado later he described them in his book The Gypsies His account of Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics living with the Roma is detailed and seems accurate Yet it is not a dispassionate anthropological study As I read his book I felt that I was almost experiencing the trials and tribulations of Down and Out in Paris and London life exuisitely At times his writing has a poetic uality yet it never becomes trite or flowery The Roma could not have wished for a sympathetic yet objective description of their


10 thoughts on “Gypsies By Jan Yoors

  1. says:

    ROAMING WITH THE ROMAI first learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when I was reading Fonseca's book about gypsies Roma Bury me Standing Published in 1967 this book is available from

  2. says:

    If you are trying to understand how gypsies think reason and behave this is one book I can recommend but I learned that there are gy

  3. says:

    A LIFE CHANGING BOOK FOR ME I THINK I RECOGNIZED MY NAN MADE ME WANT TO LEARN MORE AND MORE

  4. says:

    If the author wanted to dispel gypsy stereotypes he sure as hell did not do a good job If you take gypsy stereotypes and take out the extreme once like actual witchcraft and sexual promiscuity you are pretty much left with

  5. says:

    I have read one other book on the Gypsies Australian Gypsies Their Secret History which is written in recent times through various

  6. says:

    This book is written as a protest against oblivion as a cry of love for this race of strangers who have lived among us for centuries and remained apart With this poetic beginning Jan Yoors tells us the story of his life as he left

  7. says:

    Honestly I enjoyed this book and learned a little about Romani customs but a lot of the book seems completely unlikely it is suppose to be the factual account of a boy who was taken in by a traveling group of Romani when he was 12 y

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    As a person of Romany decent who has been trained in the traditions of my people I can say with confidence that MUCH of the information in Jan Yoors authoritive text is inaccurate After being given a copy of The Gypsies I was very angry at how my culture and people were represented Some of the misinformation was laughable like that of The Gypsy King which seemed to take on a lot of importance in this book; in reality

  9. says:

    I first found this book in the Seventies on the bookshelves of Weiser's in NYC I lent the paperback to a friend who never returned

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    I read this probably 30 years ago and was entranced by this unusual tale One has to wonder what sort of parents would allow their son to run away with the Gypsies uite regularly but when you read the book you are glad that they did so I cannot compare it to any other book I have ever read This is an inside fond but honest look at gypsy life a