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Czech Republic: Terezín Commission refuses NGO request to officially fly the LGBTQ and Romani flags during commemoration

5.5.2016 22:26 Jan Munk, the director of the Terezín Memorial who also chairs the Commission for the Preparation of the Terezín Commemoration, has refused a request from 14 organizations that the LGBTQ (rainbow) and Romani flags be flown next to the flags of various states during the 15 May event. "At the national cemetery in Terezín where this commemoration takes place, the flags of all the nations whose members fell victim to Nazi persecution and who passed through the concentration camps are flown during the commemoration ceremony. For many of those people, their distressing journey began by being transported to Terezín. To our great surprise, there is no Romani flag flown at Terezín even though, together with Jewish people, it is the Roma as a group who were affected most by Nazi persecution in the Czech lands," the organizations said in an open letter.  full story

Exhibition in Lidice on the pre-war life of Czech Roma

Lidice, 11.2.2011 14:26, (ROMEA) An exhibition outlining the lives of Czech Roma before World War Two will open on Wednesday at the Lidice Memorial in Central Bohemia.  full story

Recognition in Germany for the Roma victims of the Holocaust

Berlin, 27.1.2011 16:17, (ROMEA) On this day 66 years ago, the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops and as such, the 27th January is now an international remembrance day for the victims of the Holocaust.  full story

Remembering Roma Victims of the Holocaust

Budapest, 9.8.2010 23:34, (ROMEA) Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeffrey Lodinsky and Human Rights Officer Lynette Behnke attended two separate memorials in honor of the Roma victims of the Holocaust. The yearly events commemorate the 23,000 Roma who were deported from Hungary during the Second World War, many of whom were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau on the night of August 2, 1944.  full story

Honoring Pain and Loss, Urging Vigilance and Change on International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day

Auschwitz, 4.8.2010 15:52, (ROMEA) On August 2nd, representatives and friends of the Romani and Sinti communities from Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic gathered at Auschwitz to commemorate the International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day.  full story

Remembering the Holocaust is key to fighting modern-day racism, OSCE Roma adviser says ahead of UN ceremony

New York, 27.1.2010 11:22, (ROMEA) Remembering the Holocaust is key to fighting modern day manifestations of racism and intolerance, said the OSCE's senior Roma and Sinti adviser, attending a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York today.  full story

Minister makes deal on plot for Czech Romany Holocaust Centre

Brno, 4.2.2009 19:57, (ROMEA) The Romany Holocaust educational centre can be established on the site of the former wartime internment camp for Romanies in Hodonin u Kunstatu, south Moravia, as Czech minister Michael Kocab agreed on the purchase of the plot with its owners today, his secretary told CTK.  full story

UN Holocaust Events Do Not Ignore Roma Completely

New York, 29.1.2009 9:57, (ROMEA) ...but they are very far from allowing our adequate representation. Next year, will the United Nations allow Roma and Sinti greater dignity and thus fulfill its stated mission of educating the public?  full story

Former Czech Nazi concentration camps inmates mark Holocaust Day

Prague, 28.1.2009 11:24, (ROMEA) About one hundred former Czech Nazi concentration camps prisoners and some 50 guests paid tribute to Holocaust victims on the Holocaust Remembrance Day today, honouring the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust in World War Two.  full story

Czechs commemorate wartime Romany Holocaust

Hodonin u Kunstatu, South Moravia, 24.8.2008 17:40, (ROMEA) Some 100 people commemorated the Romany Holocaust at the site of the wartime Nazi internment camp for Romanies from the Czech Lands in Hodonin u Kunstatu today.  full story

Education projects on Holocaust launched at Czech schools

Prague, 29.3.2008 12:02, (ROMEA/CTK) The Light of the Memory project to recollect the Holocaust has been launched at Czech schools these days, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem chairman Mojmir Kallus told reporters today.  full story

Holocaust should not be forgotten-Czech president

Prague, 26.1.2008 10:30, (ROMEA/CTK) The extermination of European Jews by the Nazi regime should not be forgotten and should remain an everlasting memento, Czech President Vaclav Klaus said today at a meeting in the Czech Senate commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day.  full story

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