In Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, the exhibition “Sinti and the Genocide of the Roma” dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the “Roma” genocide during the Second World War opened.
Opening of the exhibition held at the National Museum in Pristina by the Association “Voice of Gypsies, Ashkali and Egyptians” with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo, 0 Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti, Ambassador of Germany to Kosovo Jorn Rude, representatives of international and local institutions and a large number of Citizen guests.
In his speech opening the exhibition, Prime Minister Kurti said that the genocide against the Roma and Sinti was being forgotten and that historians describe them as the “forgotten victims of the Holocaust”.
Noting that the Nazis and their collaborators wiped out more than half of Europe’s Roma and Sinti population, Kurti said, “This exhibition, which opened in Pristina today, has significance beyond the borders of Kosovo. It is part of new efforts around the world to document in detail so that no The genocide against Roma and Sinti is forgotten.” Use the phrase.
Kurti emphasized that to ensure that genocide against Roma and Sinti does not happen again, every European society must redouble its efforts to combat discrimination and find ways to make them part of social, economic, cultural and political life freely and on an equal footing.
The Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Seligman Alchani, noted that this exhibition is the first time since World War II in Kosovo.
Referring to the killing of 4,300 Sinti and Roma in the gas chambers on August 2, 1944 alone, Al-Shani said: “Today, it is a symbol of the Nazi Holocaust against more than 500,000 Sinti and Roma in Europe. No less than 1.1 million people died in Auschwitz from 1940 to 1945.” he said.
The exhibition aims to draw attention to this genocide that shook the world, in which hundreds of thousands of Roma and Sinti were executed and killed, through a series of objects and images.
Every year, activities are organized in different countries for the “2 August Romanian Genocide Commemoration Day” for the Roma who lost their lives and were killed in this genocide.
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