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Smiling little girl. Rakaca, Hungary. 



















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Rakaca: The settlement is located close to the basin of the valley of the Rakaca stream, on the territory of the once Borsod-county. Rakaca inherited its Slavic name from a stream traversing the village, a stream that was land marked in the 1249 perambulation.
By the first half of the 20th Century the settlement was a flourishing one: it had its own Greek-Catholic public school, general practitioner and post office.
Today Rakaca is inhabited by a larger Gypsy population that is cut from the outside world, deprived of any chances for employment, hoping for outside help to improve their living conditions.


















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The settlement is located close to the basin of the valley of the Rakaca stream, on the territory of which was once Borsod-county. Rakaca inherited its Slavic name from a stream traversing the village, a stream that was land marked in the 1249 perambulation.By the first half of the 20th century the settlement was flourishing: it had its own Greek-Catholic public school, general practitioner and post office.Today Rakaca is inhabited by a larger gypsy population cut off from the outside world, deprived of any chances of employment, hoping for outside help to improve their living conditions.