Today (2nd August) is Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. On the night of 2/3 August 1944, the ‘Gypsy Family Camp’ at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liquidated. Around three thousand men, women and children of Roma or Sinti origin were murdered in the gas chambers by Nazi officers. Their bodies were then burned in pits.
With an increased anti-Romani feeling all over Europe, it is now more important than ever that we remember the atrocities that Roma passed through throughout history and identify effective solutions so that everyone can live in harmony with others without the fear of being condemned for who they are. We need to make sure such situations will never happen again!