Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 27.January

On the morning of 27 In January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps still held some 7,000 prisoners. Over a million people deported to Auschwitz perished there. It is estimated that six million Jews were exterminated in the death camps.

The Council of Europe was the moving spirit behind the introduction of a Day of Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity. Education ministers from member states took the decision in October 2002. While Germany and France have chosen 27 January, the day when Auschwitz was liberated, Holocaust Day varies in other countries according to the respective historical experience.

The Council of Europe also helps teachers with their Holocaust Remembrance Day preparations by making available teaching material for raising pupil awareness of those dark times and exploring the topics of genocide and crimes against humanity so as to promote prevention, understanding, tolerance, and friendship between nations, races and religions.

 The information is taken from COE:

History and Culture of Ethnic Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Communities of Great Britain

Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities are minority ethnic groups that have contributed to British society for centuries. Their distinctive way of life and traditions manifest themselves in nomadism, the centrality of their extended family, unique languages, and entrepreneurial economy. It is reported that there are around 300,000 Travellers in the UK and they are one of the most disadvantaged groups. The real population may be different as some members of the community do not participate in the census.The Traveller Movement works predominantly with ethnic Gypsy, Roma, and Irish Traveller communities.

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Public Kitchen in the Romani Muncipality of Shuto Orizari

The Municipality of Šuto Orizari opened the first public kitchen for the vulnerable people during the pandemics Covid19. The idea for the public kitchen came from Romani women to help people with covid 19 in the Municipality of Šuto Orizari - Skopje-Macedonia.

85 years since the Great Roma Exclusion - November 26, 1935

On November 26 marks the 85th anniversary of the ′′ big exclusion ′′ of German Roma and Sinti - on this date in 1935 they were deprived of civil rights and the path to genocide was discovered. How did it get there?

With his coming to power in 1933 national socialists began to gradually exclude Roma and synth from all spheres in Germany. In its first stage, this policy aimed at isolating, closing and dehumanizing them. They were gradually deprived of income and civil rights and eventually found themselves in a helpless and desperate state. The next stage was the deportation of Roma and Synthes from Germany to occupied Poland, and the last stage occurred after the ′′ final decision ′′ was taken to destroy them together with the Jews.