Czech Republic: Commemorative ceremony 13 May at Romani Holocaust site at Lety
Please allow us, in the name of the surviving prisoners of the Nazi concentration camps and the relatives of the victims, to invite you to this year's commemorative ceremony at Lety. For the community of indigenous Czech Roma and Sinti, this ceremony is a significant event, an opportunity to honor our predecessors who fell victim to Nazism, as well as to remind the majority society that we exist and have always been a part of the history of this Czech nation of ours for 600 years of the history of the Czech lands.
This commemorative ceremony has established its own tradition and its place on the calendars of state ambassadors to the Czech Republic, leading figures in culture and politics, the victims' relatives, church representatives, representatives of Jewish organizations, representatives of other clubs and organizations, the media, and many other people. This is an occasion on which Romani people also express their desires and wishes.
The ceremony is conducted in the dignified spirit of Romani veneration of the deceased and in a friendly atmosphere. This year's commemoration will be special, as it will feature a performance by the nationally diverse children's orchestra of the Harmony Foundation (Nadační fond Harmonie), which fulfills the El Sistema vision of musical education using the perfection of music to improve the lives of children and society.
There is a walking trail featuring information signs that leads from the town of Lety to the burial site of the victims where the ceremony will be held, a 1.5 km route that the prisoners themselves walked to reach the Lety Concentration Camp. Parking is available for buses and personal vehicles on the grounds of the memorial and there are restrooms available there.
On behalf of the relatives of the victims,
Transport free of charge from Prague to Lety and back by bus
Departure: 10:00 AM in front of the main entrance to the Praha – Florenc bus station beneath the highway overpass. The charter bus will be parked at the final stop for city bus route no. 133 (behind the building of the Museum of the Capital City of Prague).
The bus has limited capacity, so please reserve your seats by writing to email@example.com or calling +420 603 247 617.
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