News - Genocide of the Roma

Austria adopts working definition of antigypsyism / anti-Roma discrimination

One day before International Roma Day 2021, the Council of Ministers in Austria sent an important signal by adopting the working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination developed by the...

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Germany adopts the working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Today, Germany’s Federal Cabinet adopted the IHRA’s non‑binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination, making Germany the first country to do so at the national level. The import...

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The IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopt working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Following years of consultations and negotiations, the IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopted a non-legally binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination on 8 October 2020 during an...

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Roma Genocide Remembrance Day commemoration events – 2 August 2020

On the night of 2 August 1944, the “family camp” for Roma at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liquidated, and thousands of remaining men, women and children held there were gassed. Today, 2 August marks the...

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"Remember the Genocide of the Roma" – a commitment for 2020 and beyond

The language of the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration leaves no room for misunderstanding. The Genocide of the Roma – perpetrated by Nazi Germany and those fascist and extreme nationalist partners and...

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Landscape-architectural competition “Lety: Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti in Bohemia” has a winner

The Museum of Romani Culture, s.p.o., has announced the winner of the landscape-architectural competition for the design of the future memorial “Lety: Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti...

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Five resources for teaching and learning about the Roma Genocide

Emerging scholarship is building a more complete understanding of the persecution and genocide of European Sinti and Roma under Nazi rule. But many historical questions remain unanswered and public...

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Applications open for design of new memorial at Lety u Pisku

On the site of the former concentration camp for Roma in Lety, where a pig farm stood until 2018, a memorial shall be opened in 2023. IHRA and its Committee on the Genocide of the Roma cooperated with...

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Genocide of the Roma commemorated at Lackenbach

On Saturday 16 November, the annual commemoration of the Austrian Roma and Sinti murdered during the Nazi regime took place on the site of the former "gypsy camp" Lackenbach in Austria.
 
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Genocide of the Sinti and Roma

On 2 August the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Georges Santer, joined the commemoration ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the extermination of the Roma and Sinti in the concentration camp of Auschwitz...

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