Training-Course about Education on the Roma Holocaust, Resistance and Remembrance

This international training-course (Germany, 16-22 March 2016) aimed at the capacity-building of Roma and non-Roma educators and youth leaders, as well as their youth organizations in their work on remembrance, Holocaust and human rights education and on the resistance of the Roma in order to challenge stereotypes, anti-Gypsyism and racism.

Report and published materials

 

Introduction Summary
Resistance Concept of Resistance
Conceptual Understanding
Rromani Resistance
Histories of Resistance
Education Holocaust Education
Approach of Neckarelz memorial site
Approach of Documentation Centre
Testimonies Concept of Resistance
Conceptual Understanding
Rromani Resistance
Histories of Resistance
Conclusions Concept of Resistance
Conceptual Understanding
Rromani Resistance
Histories of Resistance
Sharing projects Concept of Resistance
Conceptual Understanding
Rromani Resistance
Histories of Resistance

 

 

Training-Course about Education on the Roma Holocaust, Resistance and Remembrance

Heppenheim/Heidelberg (Germany), March 16 – 22, 2016

The training-course aimed to build the capacity of Roma and non-Roma educators and youth leaders, as well as their youth organizations in their work on remembrance, Holocaust and human rights education in order to challenge stereotypes, anti-Gypsyism and racism.
The project gave special attention to the theme of Romani Resistance during World War II, as well as on the educational work with oral history and testimonies of survivors. It strived to enable young Roma activist and scholars to collect and/or analyse testimonies in order to produce knowledge about acts of resistance performed by Roma during the Holocaust and in its aftermath.

The project built on the experience of the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative of the past years, as well as on the expertise of the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, which built the first exhibition on the Roma Holocaust in Heidelberg and in the Auschwitz-Museum, as well as which developed various educational tools in this context. The resistance of Roma during the Holocaust is the theme of a two year project of the Tom Lantos Institute, ternYpe and La Voix des Rroms which aims to develop a common narrative and concept of Roma resistance through research, training and discussions.

Partners
The Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative is an initiative of ternYpe International Roma Youth Network; the conference in Heidelberg/Heppenheim was coordinated by ternYpe, Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, Tom Lantos Institute, Nevo Parudimos and Haus am Maiberg.

Support
The project was supported by the Europe for Citizens program, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and the German Ministry of Youth and Family affairs (BMFSFJ) within its program “Live Democracy – Active against right-wing extremism, violence and group-focused enmity” and the Stiftung Erinnerung Verantwortung Zukunft (EVZ).