In Love and War
In Love and War is a story about the Roma in Germany during the Second World War. Like the Jews, the Roma had the same faith in the Holocaust. Only few survived from the concentration camps or escaped the persecution.
Main characters of the novel are the people in the tribe of Dromal, his daughter Carinja and Kastalo, an orphan pickpocket raised by streets. The poor and rootless Kastalo is not a good enough fiancé for the Gypsy princess Carinja. Emotions burn like fire beneath the surface and love is tested again and again when the lovers flee from the tribe and are sent to concentration camp.
When the mighty Dromal fades, young Kastalo rises as a leader in the tribe. The man is trusted and appreciated. When the war comes to an end and the Allies arrive to Germany, the tribe of Dromal is just a memory of itself. Carinja’s love towards Kastalo is evident but can it ever be approved?