The genocide of the Sinti and Roma was carried out from the same motive of racial mania, with the same premeditation, with the same wish for the systematic and total extermination as the genocide of the Jews. Complete families from the very young to the very old were systematically murdered within the entire sphere of influence of the National Socialists.
Roman Herzog, Federal President of Germany, 16 March 1997
Dear friends, supporters and activists, wherever you are!
• How many people know that the Roma were one of the groups targeted for complete elimination by the Nazis? Or that by the end of the War, perhaps 50-80% of the Roma population had been murdered – amounting to at least half a million people?
• Who remembers that on the night of 2 August 1944, almost 3,000 Roma living in the ‘gypsy camp’ at Auschwitz-Birkenau were herded into the gas chambers and brutally murdered?
• Who remembers the Roma Genocide today?
TAKE ACTION NOW!
1. 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 find the pre-made tweets HERE.
2. Other actions
Join the online commemoration and change your Facebook cover picture to this action day photo on 2 August or to this profile photo.
Join commemorations in your community. Here you have more information,