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Commemoration of the Roma Holocaust – a time to learn and look forward

By Snežana Samardžić-Marković Director General for Democracy, Council of Europe 18 July 2016
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Commemoration of the Roma Holocaust – a time to learn and look forward

What is porrajmos? Even in 2016, many people have never heard of the Roma Holocaust, in which, experts agree, at least half a million Roma died under Nazi Germany’s extermination policies. Given the difficulties of collecting reliable data, this figure may even be higher.
Many Roma were killed in gas chambers. Many died of exhaustion from hard labour, disease and starvation in concentration camps and ghettos or on “death marches”.
Children and adults were murdered in brutal experiments...

See the article on the NewEurope website