Sat 4th - 13th May
Remembering the Roma Holocaust
The Nazi Persecution of Central German Sinti and Roma
Venue: Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, L1 7AZ
Time: 8am - 5pm daily. Guided Tours between 12 noon and 2pm (Booking not required).
Tickets: Free, no booking required.
4th - 13th May, Exhibition - Anglican Cathedral
Remembering The Roma Holocaust ‘… Don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’
This exhibition tells the story of nine interconnected German families from the Roma and Sinti communities, about 70 men, women and children, whose persecution began when they were forced to move from the town of Dessau-Roßlau in Central Germany and sent to an internment camp at the beginning of 1938 - our second anniversary.
76 years ago the Nazis carried out mass deportation of Germany’s Sinti and Roma (‘Gypsies’) to Auschwitz concentration camp. By the end of World War Two in 1945 hundreds of thousands of Sinti and Roma had been murdered by the Nazis and their allies all over Europe.
Their experiences represent the full range of forms of persecution and abuse suffered by Sinti and Roma under the Nazis: internment in municipal camps and concentration camps, forced and slave labour, compulsory sterilisation, medical experiments, death from diseases, starvation, exhaustion and murder in Auschwitz, death marches – and for some escape, rescue or survival. Astonishingly, the first clues to their identity and their histories came from a collection of photographs found in Liverpool. The exhibition tells their story using those photos alongside other photographs and documents. Remembering the genocide is an important step towards securing respect and civil rights for Europe’s Sinti and Roma.
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