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Commemoration in Vienna

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe murdered under National Socialism, Berlin (DE), 2 August 2020, 21:00 CET with LIVE BROADCAST

On Sunday 2 August, 2020, half a million people will be remembered who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime as “gypsies”. In Austria, the Nazis murdered 90% of the Roma and Sinti. To this day, the trauma is still present and effective among the survivors and the descendants of those affected.

Due to COVID-19, registration for the event on site is requested until 30 July 2020:
(Registration with first name/last name and contact mail or contact phone number.)



The event is a mixture of on-site speeches and video messages from around the world and musical/artistic contributions.

with contributions from actors of the associations of the Roma and Sinti of Austria, e.g.
Manuela Horvath
Samuel Mago
Mirjam Karoly
Marion Dworzack
Usnija Buligovic
Ioana Spataru
Irina Spataru
Manuel Weinrich
Emmerich Gärtner Horvath

as well as contributions from solidary political representatives
Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen
Federal Minister Susanne Raab
Vice Mayor of Vienna, Birgit Hebein

with artistic/musical contributions from:
anthem/music: Lindy Larsson
Reading-performance: Omas gegen Rechts
Performance Milan Mijalkovic / Milan of Macedonia
Reading: Nuna Stojka & Mona Stojka read stories of Ceija Stojka
Music: Amenza Kethane
Music: Samuel Mago
Music: Buku Weinrich

and solidary contributions from actors, activists from different communities and interest groups
Hannah Mirjam Lessing, National Fund
Dagmar Schindler, KZ-Association Vienna
Mireille Ngosso, Black Live Matters & District Council  Innere Stadt
Simon Inou
Erich Fenninger, Volkshilfe Österreich
Susanne Scholl
Serdar Erdost

***Program is edited continuously***

The association Lovara- Roma Austria organizes this year’s commemoration event as a solidary cooperation event of many Roma and Sinti organizations (e.g. Romano Centro, association Gipsy TV) and activists.

This event is supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the City of Vienna Culture.

Commemorative Events

Commemoration in Berlin

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe murdered under National Socialism, Berlin (DE), 2 August 2020, 21:00 CET

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