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Čeněk Růžička (right, carrying the wreath) during the commemorative ceremony at Lety u Písku (2017). (PHOTO:   Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)
Čeněk Růžička (right, carrying the wreath) during the commemorative ceremony at Lety u Písku (2017). (PHOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)

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Czech Public Defender of Rights will help launch new publication about Romani political and social engagement

23.10.2018 10:31 The Museum of Romani Culture is preparing an evening about the societal engagement of Romani people during the last 100 years from the former Czechoslovakia to its successor states. On Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 18:00 in the Fresco Hall at the Old Town Hall in Brno there will be a panel discussion on the subject of Romani social engagement from the First Republic until today.  full story

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Czech Government releases funds to demolish pig farm on Romani genocide site, archaeological survey will happen

5.9.2018 7:28 Yesterday the Czech Government decided to release CZK 111 million [EUR 4,311,600] for an archaeological survey, cleanup and demolition work on the grounds of the
defunct pig farm at the site of the former concentration camp for Romani people at Lety. Czech Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (Czech Social Democratic
Party - ČSSD) informed the Czech News Agency and Czech Radio of the decision after yesterday's cabinet session.  full story

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Czech institutions designing memorial about the genocide of the Roma are inspired by Norwegian remembrance sites

25.6.2018 12:58 Representatives of institutions contributing to designing the building of a new memorial to the genocide of the Roma at Lety u Písku in the Czech Republic made a trip at the beginning of June to locations that commemorate various historical events in Norway. The 10-member group visited leading Norwegian institutions working with awareness about the events of the Second World War as well as more recent history.  full story

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Demolition of pig farm on Romani genocide site in Czech Republic could provide jobs for long-term unemployed

28.4.2018 9:31 On Wednesday, 25 April yet another in the series of discussions on the future of the former camp at Lety u Písku that has been organized by the Museum of Romani Culture and the ROMEA organization was held. This time the discussion happened directly in the community of Lety u Písku in the local authority's auditorium and, as moderator Alica Sigmund Heráková said, it came "not just to the place about which there is discussion, but also to the local reality, the local residents, and the region where the changes related to building the memorial will have the most impact."  full story

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