Screenshot of the Website – a virtual exhibition about the life stories of Holocaust survivors

The life stories of nine Sinti and Roma from various countries who survived the Holocaust as children

Although most people are familiar with the daily persecutions endured by people during World War II, the mistreatment of Sinti and Roma was not discussed until many years after the war, including in their own communities. This exhibition tells the stories of nine children. For example, there is the girl who, for 50 years, was regarded as a symbol of the persecution of the Jews, but who turned out to be Sinti. Or the child, around the same age, who managed to survive the medical experiments performed on Roma and Sinti children. Together, these nine very different stories give us an impression of the events of that period. What exactly happened during this forgotten genocide?

The stories of the website 
Maria Stancu-Costea   
Stjepan Mavrović   
József Forgács   
Zoni Weisz   
Krystyna Gil  
Elina Machálkova   
Settela Steinbach   
Amalie Schaich Reinhardt   
Karl Stojka

The authors of this exhibition. is an initiative of partner organisations from the Netherlands dedicated to World War II history. During the preparation of the exhibition on the forgotten genocide of Roma and Sinti, a number of Dutch and international experts were consulted. The exhibition was created on the occasion of the Requiem for Auschwitz, which premiered in Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) on 3 May 2012. On 2 August 2018 the exhibition was accompanied by three stories from Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Croatia and Romania).


The project was managed by Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei  and supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance , and the Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’.

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Under the patronage of the European Parliament

Co-funded by the European Union and Co-funded and implemented by the Council of Europe