Book Release: “EDUCATION FOR REMEMBRANCE OF THE ROMA GENOCIDE: SCHOLARSHIP, COMMEMORATION AND THE ROLE OF YOUTH”

- PRESS RELEASE – “EDUCATION FOR REMEMBRANCE OF THE ROMA GENOCIDE: SCHOLARSHIP, COMMEMORATION AND THE ROLE OF YOUTH” edited by Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, Esteban Acuña C. and Piotr Trojański; Libron (2015). On August the 2nd of 2014 ternYpe International Roma Youth Network gathered over 1,000 young Roma and non-Roma from 25 countries to commemorate the 70th […]

Hugo Höllenreiner, Sinto Survivor, deceased yesterday night

With great sadness, today we say goodbye to Hugo Höllenreiner , a great Human Being and survivor of the Roma Genocide. Rest in Peace! Hugo Höllenreiner, 81 years old, is deceased yesterday night. Hugo Adolf Höllenreiner is a Sinto survivor of the Roma Genocide during the Second World War. Höllenreiner’s parents chose to give him the middle name […]

European Parliament recognizes 2 August as the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

April 15, 2015 marked a historical moment. The European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to finally adopt a resolution which recognizes “the historical fact of the genocide of Roma that took place during World War II” and concludes “that a European day should be dedicated to commemorating the victims of the genocide of the […]

Roma Genocide Survivor and Young Roma Activists meet Members of the European Parliament

40 Roma youth activists from around Europe and 90-year old Roma Genocide survivor Raymond Gurême met the Members of the European Parliament Soraya Post, Damian Draghici, Barbara Lochbihler and Péter Niedermüller in Brussels to address the importance of the recognition of the Roma Genocide and August 2 as Remembrance Day, as well as to stress […]

Seminar “Remembrance and learning from World War II”

The seminar will take place in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg on 19-22 May 2015. The seminar aims to promote a shared and deeper understanding of the reasons, consequences and lessons to be learned from the Second World War and its contribution to shaping common European values – democracy, rule of law and human rights, […]

Seminar on Remembrance and Holocaust Education on the Roma Genocide

This “Seminar on Remembrance and Holocaust Education on the Roma Genocide” gathers 40 representatives of partner organizations, educational multipliers and youth activists in order to share experiences and practices, to work on the development of educational methods, tools and strategies, and to develop and coordinate future educational and advocacy actions.  The seminar takes place in […]

Pre-made Tweets; Tweet for better world!

Send out a customised tweet using the #RomaGenocide and #2August hashtag. Create your own, or use one of the pre-made tweets below. You can automatically tweet, by clicking the Tweet button under each tweet. Let’s start! Dikh he na bister. Remember the #RomaGenocide. End #RomaDiscrimination. Join #2August! Did you know that during the #Holocaust at […]

A ‘Wannsee Conference’ on the Extermination of the Gypsies? New Research Findings Regarding 15 January 1943 and the Auschwitz Decree

Was the persecution of the Sinti and Roma under National Socialism an act of genocide? This article posits that the conference of January 15, 1943 constituted a point of culmination for Nazi policy toward ‘Gypsies.’ Until now, researchers have attached little importance to this event, but the author will show that various actors gathered at […]

A forgotten camp – Montreuil-Bellay (France)

           Montreuil-Bellay, a village of 4.000 inhabitants located in the northwest of France, hosted from 1941 to 1946 one of the 30 French concentration camps gathering Roma people. This camp has been completely destroyed after the 2nd world war and its existence as such was only recognized at the end of […]