Virtual commemoration ceremony on European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma

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Date/Time
Date(s) - August 2, 2020
All Day

Location
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum


On 2 August, we commemorate the last 4,300 Sinti and Roma in the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, who were murdered by the SS on that night in 1944 despite their fierce resistance. In memory of all 500,000 Sinti and Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe, the European Parliament declared this date the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma in 2015.

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision that only a small wreath-laying ceremony with limited participation can take place at the Memorial in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The new website will soon be launched in order to host the official virtual commemoration ceremony for the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma on 2 August 2020, as well as to increase the visibility of local commemorations across Europe.

The commemoration ceremony is organized by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma and the Association of Roma in Poland in cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Contact: zentralrat@sintiundroma.de

Logo of the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma

The logo can be used by all organizations and institutions that are committed to the commemoration of the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma. 

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