2nd of August – 76 years of remembering Roma Holocaust

On the 2nd of August we commemorated 76 years from Roma Holocaust. This day commemorates the victims of the Romani genocide (Porajmos) which was committed against the Romani people by Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II.

The date was chosen because on the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, over 3000 Roma, mostly women, children and elderly people, were killed in the Gypsy family camp (Zigeunerfamilienlager) at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Under the auspices of the „75 years of memory” project, all the partner NGO’s commemorated the day with different events, presentations and webinars (most of them being organized only online, in Coronavirus context).

To see the activities each partner implemented on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, check the slide below: