Milena Hubschmannova, founder of Roma studies in Czech Republic, dies in car crash|
One of the founders of Roma studies in the Czech Republic, Milena
Hubshmannova, was killed on Thursday in a car crash in South Africa.
One other person, a South African man, also died and three others were
seriously injured. Hubshmannova, a professor at Prague's Charles
University, was born in 1933 and was one of the Czech Republic's
foremost specialists in Roma culture. After the fall of communism in
1989 she helped found the department of Roma Studies at Charles
University. Other projects included numerous translations from Romany
to Czech. Milena Hubschmannova was 72.