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PHOTOGALLERY: Commemorative ceremony honoring the memories of the Romani victims of the Holocaust at Lety u Písku

16.5.2017 7:38
Commemorative ceremony at Lety  u Písku - 13. 5. 2017 (PHOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)
Commemorative ceremony at Lety u Písku - 13. 5. 2017 (PHOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)

On Saturday, 13 May 2017, the tradiional commemorative ceremony honoring the memory of the Romani victims of the Holocaust was held at Lety u Písku. The ceremony was organized by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust (Výbor pro odškodnění romského holokaustu - VPORH), which brings together Roma and Sinti survivors of the Nazi camps and their family members, as well as those who lost family members in the camps.

Many foreign diplomats attended the commemoration, as did the Czech Culture Minister and Czech Human Rights Minister. This photo gallery documents the ceremony itself and a tour of the grounds of the existing memorial as well as the pig farm still located on the site of the former camp which the Committee and its supporters have been trying to get the state to move for 20 years.

PHOTO GALLERY

FOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec
agw, Petr Zewlakk Vrabec, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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