Friday, August 03, 2018

Never Again?

4,000 Sinti and Roma were murdered from August 2-3, 1944, in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The "Gypsy Camp" at Auschwitz-Birkenau was closed on the night of August 2, 1944. That night thousands of men, women and children were killed in the camp's gas chambers and their bodies burnt. 

After the concentration camps were liberated many people were told they had only been persecuted for criminal reasons, and their requests for compensation were denied. In 1982, then-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt officially recognized the Sinti and Roma as victims of Nazi genocide.

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