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A Hole in the Head

A feature documentary of director Robert Kirchhoff, 2016, Slovakia / Czech Republic, 92 min

THE HOLOCAUST AS A SCAR ON THE BODY AND SOUL OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA AND SINTI

Little is known about tragedy of the Roma and Sinti during the Second World War. They were murdered by the tens, hundreds and thousands, in concentration camps, by the edges of mass graves and roadsides, by rifle butts, hammers or gas. Silence surrounds them. For years they existed and still exist on the edge of society. They survived and keep their memory and scars as proof. In a world where fasciscm is once again prevalent, they are one of the last living witnesses to the Holocaust. They exist with a hole in their head, an imprint from the past. Please visit http://aholeintheheadfilm.com for more information about the film. Download the press info package (pdf, 3MB).

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