IN IMAGES: Romani people from all over Europe commemorate the Romani victims of the Holocaust
Romani people from all over Europe commemorated the victims of Nazi murder on the occasion of Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. From 2 August to 3 August 1944, the Nazis murdered 2 898 Roma and Sinti in the gas chambers of the concentration and extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Other Roma were murdered at the concentration camps in Bełżec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór and Treblinka. Others, whose numbers are difficult to estimate, were shot dead and buried in mass graves in the forests.
Poland - Auschwitz
The traditional commemoration of the Romani victims of the Holocaust was held at the former Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz.
The commemoration of Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day began at the former German Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. pic.twitter.com/U1x6v6C3se— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) 2. srpna 2016
Czech Republic - Prague
Czech Republic - Lety u Písku
Hungary - Budapest
France - Strasbourgh
Representatives of the Council of Europe honored the memory of the Romani victims and survivors of the Holocaust at its Strasbourg headquarters.
Austria - Wien
Sweden - Stockholm
Great Britain - London
Slovakia - Dunajská streda
- Germany to compensate Roma survivors of the Holocaust now in the Czech Republic
- Czech religious representatives fly Roma flag in honor of Holocaust victims
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- Council of Europe honours victims and survivors of Roma Holocaust
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- International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and ODIHR issue joint statement on need to ensure dignity for Roma Holocaust remembrance
- Slovak Government apologizes for anti-Jewish measures during WWII
- At remembrance event, chair of the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust says Okamura is one of the Czech politicians agitating against Romani people
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- Even in hell, she chose good: Alfreda Markowska, the Polish Romani woman who saved Jewish and Romani children from the Nazis
- Czech clergyman proposes the readers themselves choose the names of Holocaust victims to be read on Yom Hashoah this year, whether Jewish or Romani
- Prague Forum for Romani Histories: Joint commemoration of the Jewish and Romani victims of the Holocaust should inspire others
- Terezín Initiative in Czech Republic does not want Romani names included in Shoah commemoration, director of its Institute disagrees
- Exhibition in Czech capital shows newly-identified photographs of the deportations of Jewish people from Prague during the Holocaust
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