Secretary General honours Roma Holocaust victims

31 JULY 2020 Strasbourg

On 2 August 1944, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – some 3,000 men, women and children – were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Roma Holocaust was an attempt by the Nazi regime and its supporters to exterminate the Romani people of...

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16 May 1944 – a day to remember

15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Soon after the start of the Second World War in 1939, the Νazi Regime decided to remove all Roma and Sinti from the territory of the Third Reich. They were ordered to resettle and were placed in Jewish ghettos and camps for Jews. The first deportation took place on 16 May 1940 from Ravensburg to...

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Czech Deputy Public Defender of Rights: I hope the law to compensate victims of forced sterilization will soon be adopted

10 March 2020 Strasbourg

On Saturday, 7 March 2020, at the Museum of Romani Culture, the annual commemoration was held of the 77th anniversary of the first mass transport of Romani people from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1943 from the slaughterhouse on Masná Street in Brno to the death camp of Auschwitz...

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Memorial to Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti opens in Hodonín u Kunštátu, Czech Republic

27 August 2019 Strasbourg

On 20 August the Museum of Romani Culture opened the Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti at Hodonín u Kunštátu in the Blansko district of Moravia, where a so-called "Gypsy Camp" was in operation during the Second World War. The opening involved a commemorative gathering to honor the...

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Council of Europe honours Roma Holocaust victims

1 August Strasbourg

Seventy-five years ago, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – 2,897 men, women and children – were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The liquidation of the camp on 2 August 1944 was a particularly dark chapter of the Roma Holocaust: an attempt by...

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