The World War II Genocide of the Romani

by

John J. Dunphy

(Published under the headline “Itinerant Romani once camped at Alton’s Rock Springs Park in the 2/22/20 edition of The Telegraph of Alton, IL)

For most area residents, Rock Springs Park in Alton is best known as the site of a dazzling display of Christmas lights. According to articles in the Sept. 2 and Sept. 5, 1882 editions of the Alton Daily