Roma and Sinti in the Warsaw ghetto
Roma and Sinti were first sent to the Warsaw ghetto in May 1942. Along with their Jewish fellow sufferers, most met their death in the gas chambers of Treblinka or were shot in the vicinity of the extermination camp.
01 | Photograph of Roma or Sinti children in Warsaw taken by a German soldier in 1940/41. The children were probably later sent to the Warsaw ghetto. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photo Archives
02 | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photo Archives
03 | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photo Archives
‘Any gypsies found outside the Jewish residential districts in the area of Warsaw Province District Office are to be sent to the nearest Jewish residential district, to which their place of abode will be permanently restricted.’ ‘Order pertaining to residence restrictions for gypsies in the Warsaw-Land District’, dated 28 May 1942 United States Holocaust Memorial […]
From the diary of Adam Czerniaków, Chairman of the Warsaw Jewish Council
A survivor of Treblinka extermination camp