Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma
CV / Resume
Romani Rose was born in Heidelberg in 1946. Until 1982, he was an independent businessman. When the Central Council was founded in 1982, delegates of the member associations – at that time nine and today 17 national and regional associations – had elected Mr Rose as chairman. Since then, member associations have confirmed him in his office every four years at the General Meeting. In 1991, Mr Rose became chairman of the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg. To state and regional governments as well as abroad, Mr Rose is known for his resolve, and his consistent and tireless efforts on behalf of the minority.
Mr Rose gave an interview about the civil rights movement. The interview was conducted as part of a project of the “Fundacja Dialog Pheniben” foundation and was co-financed by the “Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger” programme (Europe for Citizens) of the EU.
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Celebration of the 70th birthday of Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, video review
FIRESIDE DISCUSSION (KAMINGESPRÄCH) – Elmar Theveßen with Romani Rose, phoenix, Elmar Theveßen, Interview on 02.06.2013
An interview with Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma. A film by Christian Frey for the German Federal Agency for Political Education, January 2014
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