We cordially invite you to the commemoration of the European Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on 2nd August 2021, which will be held on the premises of the former Auschwitz–Birkenau camp.
August, 2nd, 2021
Commemoration ceremony of the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the “Zigeunerlager” on the territory of the Auschwitz–Birkenau State Museum at the Roma Memorial in section B II E of the former Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp
11:15 a.m. – ceremony participants’ meeting at the entrance to former “Zigeunerlager”
11:30 a.m. – walk to the Memorial of the Murdered Roma and Sinti
11:50 a.m. – opening ceremony – welcome speech
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – occasional speeches
12:30 p.m. – wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial
Musical accompaniment of the ceremony: Miroslav Rac
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This year marks 77 years since the brutal murder of 4300 Roma and Sinti on 2nd August 1944. In the Auschwitz–Birkenau camp in sectior B II E, called by the SS, “the Gypsy family camp”.
In the memory of the 500 000 Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe, the Parliament of the Republic of Poland on 29th July 2011 declared 2nd August to the Day of Remembrance for the Extermination of the Roma, and the Europan Parliament in 2015 declared 2nd August – European Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day.