January 27, 2023
12:30 - 13:00 Uhr
Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus ermordeten Sinti und Roma Europas
Simsonweg, zwischen Reichstagsgebäude und Brandenburger Tor
On the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945, the Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma, the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, and the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe invite you to jointly remember the 500,000 murdered Sinti and Roma of Europe and all other people who fell victim to Nazi tyranny.
After a welcome speech by Uwe Neumärker, Director of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Christian Pfeil, Holocaust survivor, Petra Pau, Vice President of the German Bundestag, and Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, will address the audience.
Throughout his life, Christian Pfeil has struggled not only with his own memories of his family’s five-and-a-half years of persecution. He wrote songs about the Holocaust in his native language, Romanes. After several public performances, he received death threats in his hometown of Trier, and his restaurant was vandalized. He received no support from the mainstream society.
Uwe Neumärker, Direktor der Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas
Christian Pfeil, Holocaust survivor
Petra Pau, on behalf of the Presidium of the German Bundestag
Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma