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Commemoration of the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma

Event details
Calendar   Commemorations
Location Facebook Live
Date Tue, Aug 2, 5:20am - 9:00am
Duration   3h 40m

Auschwitz Memorial cordially invites you to the live broadcast of the commemoration of the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma on August 2, 2022, which will take place at the former German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

On the night of August 2 to 3, 1944, the last inmates of camp section B IIe, about 4,300 Sinti and Roma - mainly women, children and elderly people - were driven into the gas chambers and murdered. During World War II, an estimated 500,000 Sinti and Roma were killed in Europe as a result of Nazi Germany's criminal, racist policies. Many families and communities were completely murdered.

Today, August 2 is one of the most important days for Sinti and Roma and the international and European community to remember the Sinti and Roma who were murdered during World War II. On this day, Sinti and Roma as well as representatives of the Polish and European governments meet at the Auschwitz-Birkenau site - the largest cemetery of Sinti and Roma - to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live here, and video recording will be available afterward.

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