We launched an online campaign to remember the tragic stories of the Holocaust. The Remember #RomaHolocaust campaign went viral until 2nd of August, the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.


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European Roma Rights Center had started the campaign to gain attention to the fact that during the Nazi efforts to eradicate Roma people from Europe hundreds of thousands of people were tortured and killed. Roma people were also often subject to medical experiments. Until 2nd of August we will share a story and an original photo of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum each day on Facebook and in the media.

You can find more pictures on Facebook – share them to remember the #RomaHolocaust and always speak up against hatred.

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Joseph was 12 when he was told in school that he needed urgent surgery. He wasn’t ill but he was sterilized in the hospital

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Muscha Müller

The Nazis deported more than 20,000 Roma to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of David Simons

Kurt Winterstein was Hitler’s personal driver. When the Nazis found out that his mother was Gypsy they took him out of the army and sterilized him

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rita Prigmore

Elisabeth Eidenbenz established a maternity ward near an internment camp with no health services. – Her efforts saved 597 newborns from early death

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Elizabeth Eidenbenz

Theresia was pregnant with twins when she was called in for sterilization

Photo Credit: Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rita Prigmore