Welcome to Robert Dawson Gallery Site
Oct 2020. I'm at last getting back to amending my gallery website. i have about 1800 photos and other images still to get up. the problem is that there are now so many on the website it can take 6-8 minutes to get only one up! so i'm creating new pages which will make it faster. see under gallery 4 -'more'.
please bear with me!
There's all sorts of books and pictures and documents for sale on my website firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE ABOUT REPRODUCTION
I AM HAPPY FOR PEOPLE TO REPRODUCE IMAGES FROM THIS SITE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING. I HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ON THE MAJORITY OF THE IMAGES. MANY ARE UNIQUE. ANY ITEMS REPRODUCED FROM THIS SITE MUST STATE: "Reproduced by courtesy of the Robert Dawson Romany Collection." Some images may also be copyright and users must clear copyright for themselves - I cannot give that consent.
On this site are a range of pictures of Gypsies and other Travellers in history, the UK and elsewhere. It is still under construction and will be for a long time to come. When I can I am including additional information but often the pictures speak for themselves.
They have been accumulated over a 50 year period (mainly in the last 30) and some are very rare or even unique. Please note tat though a minority of these pictures are widely available, I have the only copy for some and may hold the intellectual property rights. Others are copyright other people (such as Barrie Law). So if you want to use them somehow or in something, you must obtain permission first. A fee may be involved depending on what they are required for. I have also donated some 500 originals of the Gypsy Holocaust to the National Holocaust Centre at Laxton, Notts.
SS and Romanies on Photos
Many photos show Romanies with Nazi solders. I had always assumed these were simply casual encounters but a detailed examination of 89 such photos show that in 50 such photos, the Romanies are with SS soldiers and in 9 more believed to be so.
March 2016: The death certificate below is from one of the labour sub camps at Auschwitz - not the Gypsy camp, proving the presence of Gypsies other than in the Gypsy camp. I have obtained several more, plus punishment sentences of mainly Austrian Sinti or Roma from Gross-Rosen plus a few permissions to go to the camp brothel, again mainly Austrian. I have more to go up to do with the genocide of Romanies but time and my health situation work against me.