05 | Statement by Romani Rose, chairman of the Central Committee of German Sinti and Roma at an event at the Munich Volkstheater on 19 February 2017.
03.3 | The camp statistics of Buchenwald concentration camp record the presence of 157 ‘gypsies’ from Hungary on 15 December 1944.
04.4 | Reinhard Florian in his memoirs published in 2012 entitled ‘Ich wollte nach Hause, nach Ostpreussen!’ [‘I wanted to go home, to East Prussia!’]
04.3 | Reinhard Florian, 89, on the day of the inauguration. As a Sinto with family roots in East Prussia, Reinhard Florian was one of the survivors who, for many years, had campaigned for the memorial. He died on 17 March 2014.
04.2 | Inauguration of the memorial on 24 October 2012
04.1 | Inauguration of the memorial on 24 October 2012
03.2 | Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel thanking Zoni Weisz for his speech before the German Bundestag [federal parliament] (left: Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag; centre: Andreas Vosskuhle, President of the Federal Constitutional Court).
03.1 | On 27 January 2011, Zoni Weisz of the Netherlands was the first Sinti and Roma survivor to address the German Bundestag [federal parliament] on the official Holocaust Remembrance Day to the memory of the victims of Nazi Germany. His parents and three siblings were killed by the Nazis. He himself avoided deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944 when a Dutch police officer helped him to escape; he was seven years old at the time. He remained in hiding until the end of the war and survived.
02 | Protest staged by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma in front of the Parliament in Berlin in favour of a national memorial in remembrance of the Sinti and Roma murdered under the Nazis (November 2003). Numerous concentration camp survivors took part in the demonstration.
01 | Protest staged in front of the Parliament building by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma at the handover of its petition of signatures for the memorial, May 2001