Commemoration event on the occasion of the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

At midday 2 august, Council of Europe staff, representatives of Diplomatic missions, Roma activists and the general public gathered to commemorate the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day in 1944, over 3 000 Roma men, women and children were exterminated in gas chamber V of the ”Zigeunerlager BIII” at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The participants laid roses g by the “Human Rights” sculpture in front of the Palais de l’Europe building, and took a minute of silence to pay tribute to all the victims who lost their life in this unspeakable act.

Speeches from the commemorative event:


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