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The invitation from the Museum of Romani Culture to the 24 October 2018 event at which their annual award is to be given and a new publication launched.
The invitation from the Museum of Romani Culture to the 24 October 2018 event at which their annual award is to be given and a new publication launched.

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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Roma Holocaust Memorial Day marks the Nazi murder of Roma and Sinti at Auschwitz on 2-3 August 1944

2.8.2018 9:27 On 2 and 3 August 1944 the Nazis murdered 2 898 Roma and Sinti in the gas chambers of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Roma and Sinti all over Europe, therefore, commemorate 2 August as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.  full story

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Czech Republic: Roma commemorate 73rd anniversary of prisoner transport from Hodonín u Kunštátu to Auschwitz

31.8.2016 13:52 The weekend of 20 August saw two important anniversaries in the Czech Republic. One was the anniversary of the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Army.

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Czech Republic: Commemorations of Romani Holocaust victims tomorrow in Prague

1.8.2016 19:01 Prague-based Christian and Jewish organizations have prepared several commemorative events for tomorrow's International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day. The religious
groups plan to honor Roma Holocaust victims in several ways.  full story

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As politicians mark International Holocaust Remembrance day, Czech extremists deny it

28.1.2016 18:02 Yesterday, 27 January, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2005 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed it as such, a motion supported by a total of 91 of its member states.  full story

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Eva Clarke, born at Mauthausen when the Third Reich collapsed

11.5.2015 10:58 Eva Clarke and her mother Anka Bergman escaped the gas chamber at the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in the nick of time. Eva was born there on 29 April 1945 when the Third Reich collapsed.  full story

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Ambassadors to Czech Republic: Discrimination of Roma still exists

8.4.2015 19:55 On the occasion of International Romani Day 8 April, seven ambassadors to the Czech Republic have signed a declaration in support of the Romani community. In their statement, the ambassadors emphasize that this day is an occasion to celebrate Romani culture and heritage and is also a day for awareness of the fact that this group of people, frequently living on the outskirts of society, faces discrimination across Europe.  full story

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France: 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day

Normandy, France, 6.6.2014 20:38, (ROMEA) Since midnight, thousands of people have been commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Allied troops in Normandy, an event that became the turning point of the Second World War and forecast the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany. During a nighttime vigil at Pegasus Bridge, the first jump by British paratroopers was commemorated, while on Ohama Beach people waited emotionally for the dawn, the moment when, 70 years ago, the first Allied soldiers stepped onto French soil.  full story

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Former Czech President, Communist Party leader attend reception at Russian Embassy

Prague, 9.5.2014 22:17, (ROMEA) A commemorative ceremony in Prague's Olšany Cemetery at the memorial to Soviet soldiers who fell during WWII has been attended by Czech politicians today. Czech MP Jan Hamáček, the chair of the lower house, laid a wreath at the graves.  full story

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Russia commemorates the 69th anniversary of the end of WWII

Moscow, 9.5.2014 19:26, (ROMEA) Russia commemorated the 69th anniversary of the end of the Second World War this morning with a large military parade on Red Square in Moscow featuring 11 000 soldiers. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech there focused on the historical significance of the victory over Nazism.  full story

Czech celebrations of end of WWII - Zeman appoints new generals

Prague, 8.5.2014 22:03, (ROMEA) On the occasion of the anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Czech President Miloš Zeman has appointed new generals. Milan Píka, the son of Heliodor Píka, a Czechoslovak army officer who was executed by his country's Communist regime after a show trial in 1949, has become a Brigadier-General.  full story

Latvia: SS veterans celebrate, minister who joined them is fired

Riga, Latvia, 18.3.2014 23:02, (ROMEA) On Sunday, 16 March, hundreds of Latvians attended a traditional march in Riga celebrating Latvian veterans who fought alongside German Nazis during WWII. The Associated Press reports that a government minister was fired for stating his intention to attend the event.  full story

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