The road to Latvia

  • 1998-10-29
  • Katya Cengel
Gypsies have been a part of Europe ever since they left India 3,000 years ago, but until now, they have never been associated with any country. Katya Cengel reports how one man is trying to change this in Latvia. Legend has it that in the time of Christ, a Gypsy blacksmith was ordered to make four nails. When he learned they were to be used for Jesus' crucifixion, he tried to steal them back, though he was only able to retrieve one. Ever since then it has been forgivable for Gypsies to steal small things."My father's painting reflects this legend," says Normunds Rudevics, pointing to a colo...
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