Cheslava Gomonchuk: About the Gipsies

Categories: Residence and weekdays, Cheslava Gomonchuk

There were such oaks between Putrishki and Yaloushchyna. They had a dwelling there. They stole hens. My elder sister, I was an eighth child in the family, gave to birth in 1948. There were 2 brilliant doctors in Grodno – Slizhytsky and Sarosek. They were our family doctors. We had a very good garden so they came to the garden. When our mother slaughtered a sheep and they came to visit our father or a child she gave them both a half of it. «Oh, Pani Paulouska! Oh, Pani Paulouska!» There was a Gipsy cemetery where the haylage is located now. There is no cemetery there now. They dug a trench there and they dug their bones. They say there are all the Gipsy graves over the river. They didn’t have crosses, they were buried without them. My mother used to ask me to check how many of them came there. They were singing and speaking their own language.



Researcher: Alexei Zagidulin, PhD (Historical Sciences), associated professor at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

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