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Czech Republic: Museum of Romani Culture also chartering bus for those interested in Romani Holocaust commemoration at Lety

26.4.2017 9:37
Wreaths laid at the memorial at Lety by Písek, Czech Republic, on 10 May 2014 during the ceremony annually held by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust, which is regularly attended by diplomatic representatives and survivors. (Photo:  František Kostlán)
Wreaths laid at the memorial at Lety by Písek, Czech Republic, on 10 May 2014 during the ceremony annually held by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust, which is regularly attended by diplomatic representatives and survivors. (Photo: František Kostlán)

The Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust is holding its annual commemoration ceremony on Saturday, 13 May 2017 to honor the memories of the victims who perished at the "gypsy camp" in Lety u Písku. The Museum of Romani Culture in Brno is calling on all citizens to come to Lety to honor the memory of the victims of this misfortune together.

The museum has chartered a bus for those who want to attend the ceremony. It will depart Brno for Lety at 8 AM.

The museum is inviting all who are interested to take advantage of this opportunity to travel to Lety from Brno free of charge and attend the commemorative ceremony. To reserve a place on the bus, which will depart from the Museum of Romani Culture, please send an e-mail to sekretariat@rommuz.cz or call 545 581 206 or 775 972 782.

The program of the commemorative ceremony, which is being held under the auspices of the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust, begins at noon and runs until 14:30, after which visitors are free to visit the parish cemetery in Mirovice as well. More than 1 300 Romani children, men and women were forced to live at the Lety camp in inhumane, undignified conditions that subsequently cost the lives of 327 people there.

More than 500 Romani people were transported from Lety to the Auschwitz concentration camp, from which almost nobody returned alive. The museum is calling on all who are interested to come honor the memory of the victims who succumbed to the hardships of the camp at Lety.

dm, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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Holocaust, Lety u Písku, Muzeum romské kultury, pietní akt



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