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 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. Please join our Thunderclap action to remember the #RomaGenocide!
Help us to spread the word about the #RomaGenocide. And help others to remember what happened on 2 August 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau. We need to reach 500 supporters in order for Thunderclap to send out the “Twitterstorm” on August 2nd at 20:00. If we unite all together, we can make this happen. The deadline to sign up in Thunderclap is: 02 August 2014, before 20:00. You can sign up through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. You can also invite your friends to do the same!
Click HERE or in the photo below and support our Thunderclap campaign:
2. 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.
Remember that the Roma continue to be the most discriminated minority group throughout Europe.
Tweet to fight #RomaDiscrimination and remember the #RomaGenocide.
Tweet for a better world!
You can find the pre-made tweets HERE.
3. Other actions
Join the online commemoration and change your Facebook cover picture to this action day photo on 2 August. Or you can also add this Pickabadge to your profile photo.
Join commemorations in your community. Here you have more information,
Check out also what actions No Hate Speech Movement is organizing and join them here.