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The genocide committed against European Roma and Sinti during the National Socialist era

  1.  The website “” provides information about the genocide of Roma and Sinti during the National Socialist era. The site presents individual biographies and provides information about places of persecution and extermination. The long and documented European history of persecution against the Roma and Sinti is brought to light here, as are the attempts to resist it. The consequences of this genocide for the survivors and its memory are further focal points of the learning website. 

 Teachers can find extensive learning material and tips on how to organise lessons on the topic. 

 Students can research “antigypsyism”, the genocide committed against the Sinti and Roma, as well as its causes and consequences, either independently or together with your class.  

 The website “” grapples with the genocide of the European Roma and Sinti, and divides the events into six topics 

  1. Roma and Sinti Before the War 
  2. Discrimination and Persecution 
  3. Under Nazi Rule 
  4. The Genocide 
  5. Resistance 
  6. The Survivors 

 Further information can be found on Camps: 

  1.  Camps before 1933 
  2. Detention- and Work Camps 
  3. Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps 
  4. Massacres 

 You can further find country reports that have been produced in collaboration with international experts on the history of the genocide of the Sinti and Roma. All follow the following structure: 

  1. overview articles on the genocide of the Roma in the respective country. 
  2. country-specific biographies 
  3. bibliography with further literature for the respective country. 

The website is available in English, French, German, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Rumanian, Polish, Swedish and in two Roma languages: Since 2016 in Kelderash, a language spoken by the Kelderash Romani, mainly in Romania, and since 2018 in Romungro.  

There is also a glossary of terms, and background readings in each language are available. 

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