the Forgotten Voices of the HOLOCAUST of the ROMA during the Second World War




The day of Courage and Romani Youth

Following a 2005 initiative of the European Roma and Travellers Forum, this year the State Secretary for Social Inclusion of Hungary deems it important to commemorate for the second time the day of Courage and...   More


Czech Republic: Terezín Commission refuses NGO request to officially fly the LGBTQ and Romani flags during commemoration

Jan Munk, the director of the Terezín Memorial who also chairs the Commission for the Preparation of the Terezín Commemoration, has refused a request from 14 organizations that the LGBTQ (rainbow) and Romani...   More


Czech Republic: Traditional commemoration of the Romani victims of Nazism at Lety by Písek on 13 May

The traditional commemorative ceremony honoring the Romani victims of Nazism at the site of the Lety Memorial will take place this year on Friday, 13 May. The ceremony is being held, as it has been every year,...   More


Norway: Roma will get reparation for racial persecution whhich they suffered during the Second World War

Norway is ready to pay reparation to Roma because of the racial politic which they suffered during the Nazi persecution in the Second World War. The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg sent an apology for...   More


The Forgotten Voices Conference: new materials available!

Conference materials have been uploaded on the "Project" page of this website. Enjoy!    More


Czech Republic: Museum of Romani Culture held commemorative ceremony on anniversary of genocide of Bohemian and Moravian Roma

A commemorative ceremony marking the first mass transport of Romani men, women and children from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia to the Auschwitz concentration camp was held on 7 March 2016 in Brno....   More


Invitation to participation - Conference "THE FORGOTTEN VOICES" - 6-7 April 2016

Conference “THE FORGOTTEN VOICES” 6 - 7 April 2016, Romania Invitation to participation Dear NGO colleagues Dear representatives from the Roma media We are delighted to inform you that the Forgotten...   More


"The Forgotten Holocaust: A brief history of the Roma" - article on Newsgram by Annesha Das Gupta

On 1 March 2016, Newsgram, a U.S. India-centric online News portal, published an article on "The Forgotten Holocaust: abrief history of the Roma". Read more at:...   More

02/08/2016 new Czech website focuses on the Roma Holocaust

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January), the In IUSTITIA public benefit corporation, the only group in the Czech Republic comprehensively dedicated to the issue of hate...   More


The ERTF attends the Council of Europe Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Today we commemorate the liberation of those who survived the genocide in Auschwitz, amongst them the Roma who survived the thousands that were masacred in the gas chambers. It is the occasion to retain fresh...   More


France officially commemorates for the first time the internment of Gypsies in the camp of Jargeau

On 15 December 2015, Jean Marc Todeschini, Secretary of State in charge of memory and veterans, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Roma camp of Jargeau where 1200 Gypsies (Tsiganes),...   More


Commemoration Day of Himmler's "Auschwitz decree" sending 22 000 Roma to Auschwitz on 16 December 1942

73 years ago, on 16 December 1942, Himmler issued the “Auschwitz Decree” for the deportation of 22,000 Sinti and Roma from Europe into the section of Auschwitz- Birkenau concentration camp named the “Gypsy...   More


TernYpe International Roma Youth Network launches new book “Education for Remembrance of the Roma Genocide: Scholarship, Commemoration and the Role of Youth”

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 Anniversary of the Roma Holocaust. The event – Roma...   More


ERTF - "The words “NEVER AGAIN” seem to have lost their meaning"

The European Roma and Travellers Forum wants to express its dismay at the damage done to the memorial in Berlin to Romani people murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War. The memorial has been...   More


Racist defacing on Berlin's Roma Holocaust Memorial

On 29 October 2015, in Berlin an unidentified perpetrator has damaged the memorial to Romani people murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War, by spray-painting a swastika and the words "Gas them" on...   More


Dignity for Lety! - EGAM's Roma Pride demands the removal of the pig farm on Lety

The Roma Pride, organised by the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) since 2011, will take place on the 4th October in about 20 countries. This year it will strongly focus on Lety in order to ask...   More


First meeting of the Organisational within the Forgotten Voices project

The ERTF will hold the first meeting with the members of the Organisational Committee of the Forgotten Voices project on Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 September in Berlin. The project aims at achieving...   More


Czech gathering commemorates 72 years since Roma prisoners transported from Hodonín to Auschwitz

23/08/2015 On Sunday, 23 August 2015, people gathered in Hodonín by Kunštát to commemorate 72 years since Romani inmates were transported from the concentration camp there to the death camp at Auschwitz. On...   More


Romania unveiled first Roma memorial in Bucharest

15.08.2015 The first monument commemorating the Roma Holocaust was unveiled at the Roma Culture Museum in Bucharest, on the last day of the Pakivalo Solidarity Festival on 8 August 2015. The monument is a...   More


Czech Republic: Romani Holocaust memorial to be created within two years in Hodonín

15.08.2015 The building of a memorial to the former “Gyspsy” labor and concentration camp at Hodonín by Kunštát has been on the way since 2009. The former camp was located in the forest near Hodonín and was...   More

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