Genocide of the Roma

IHRA Chair's Statement on Comments of Italian Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini

"As Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), I was deeply troubled by the comments made by Matteo Salvini, Italian Minister of Interior, on 18 June 2018 in which he suggested...

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A Place of Remembrance at Lety u Pisku

On 25 April, 2018, Martina Maschke, Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma visited Lety u Pisku to commend the Czech Government on the removal of a pig farm from the site of the...

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The Tragedy of Roma People and the Memory of It in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany

The project aims to conduct research on Porajmos history, including the conditions that contributed to its organization and implementation. It resulted in a mobile exhibition (travelling to Poland,...

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Research on Roma Deportations and Mass Killings During the World War II in Eastern Europe

Yahad-In Unum's researchers are dedicated to uncovering the genocide of the Roma people in the former territories of the USSR and Romania (Romania, Moldova, and Transnistria). This project aimed to...

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International Conference on Teaching Material on the Roma Genocide

This project sought to introduce teaching materials on the Roma genocide in IHRA member countries as well as in other countries. Seminars were targeting educational multipliers in order to discuss...

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The Porajmos/Samudaripen and the Roma identity, a radio and audiovisual new media series

This media series builds upon an earlier project in 2014, when the IHRA funded the development of a concept for a broadcasting program on the Genocide of the Roma that focuses on raising awareness of...

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Roma and Resistance during the Holocaust and in its aftermath - Research, Education, Remembrance

The project aims to provide a new perspective on the Roma in relation to the Roma genocide, encouraging a shift from their image as victims lacking agency, to actors shaping history. This is hoped to...

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Research on the deportation and mass killings of Roma people during World War II in Eastern Europe

This project is a continuation of last year's efforts to investigate and establish evidence of the fate of the Roma during World War II in Romania and Moldova, which were co-funded by the IHRA. This...

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Discovering Roma Genocides in Central Europe

Drawing on the successful results of two previous IHRA-funded projects, in 2014 the Milan Šimečka Foundation (Slovakia) initiated a network for educational, remembrance and research activities in...

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Education for Remembrance of the Roma Genocide

The project aims to develop strategies for Holocaust Memorial Day, with a focus on the genocide of the Roma. Through the creation of an interactive online platform and an “educational suitcase” of...

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