Recognition of the Roma Genocide

 Recognition, official texts

Malta has not officially recognised the Roma Genocide.

 Data (camps locations, Remembrance places, measures etc.)

There is no remembrance place or data on the Roma Genocide to be found in Malta.

 Specialised institution, commission, research centre etc., dealing with this issue

There is no specialised institution dealing with the Roma Genocide.

 Official initiatives (campaigns, actions, projects, commemoration days, museums)

In Malta, the House of Representatives holds an annual plenary session to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, the victims of World War II and the victims of other war crimes. During the commemoration, moments of silence are observed in memory of the victims. This event is held on or around Holocaust Memorial Day in January.

Roma victims were mentioned in the speech of Minister Fenech (Foreign Affairs) marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

 Remembrance day


 Teaching about the Roma Genocide

 Inclusion of the topic in the school curriculum

There is no information on whether the Holocaust is part of the school curriculum in Malta. It is undoubtedly evoked but no specific teaching has been reported. Consequently, it can be assumed that the Roma Genocide is not specifically taught in Maltese schools.

 Inclusion of the topic in the school textbooks


 Training of teachers and education professionals


 Particular activities undertaken at the level of education institutions




 Initiatives of the civil society

The Roma Genocide is completely absent in the public life in Malta. The only article related to this topic is a comment by Joseph Zammit from Amnesty International in the magazine “Times of Malta”, in which he called the Members of the European Parliament to recognize 2nd August as Remembrance Day for the Roma Genocide.


 Educational material


 Information material


 Scientific publications


 Multimedia material