between 1934 and 1976 60,000 roma women in sweden were forcibly institutionalized and forced to perform labor, were basically tortured and gaslit, and then told the only way for them to leave was to get a procedure. they were never told what it was. they were sterilized
it was not until 1997 that this became public record.

they were targeted for being roma. being roma, being poor, was seen as a moral failure and a failure to white society.

thats roughly 60,000 women that could not bear children. swedens roma population rn is between 50k & 100k
many romani went into hiding in 1934 onward, afraid for their lives, and many families were assimilated. it's estimated 50,000 roma are still in hiding since.
omg, i mean 25,000 and not 60,000* i hate having number issues

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