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Virtual Student Workshop: Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Margarete Kraus, a Czech Roma who was sent to Auschwitz. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

On 16 December 1942, a decree was issued by Himmler to move all Sinti and Roma in Reich Territory to Auschwitz, where a special camp had been built to hold them. Following the order, more than 22,000 Roma (most of the remaining Roma in Germany) were rounded up and sent. Just a few survived.

This workshop marks 80 years since that decree and yet little is known about the genocide carried out against the Roma and Sinti communities of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War.  Referred to as ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ by Professor Eve Rosenhaft, this workshop draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this understudied aspect of Nazi persecution.

Workshop Aims:

  • To find out who the Roma are
  • To gain an overview of Roma history in Europe
  • To consider Nazi policies towards Roma

Event guidelines for those joining online:

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.

2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

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January 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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