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History and Commemoration

International Membership Engagement Initiative

  The INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE, financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany (FFO) is an ERIAC initiative to build on the results of the international outreach projects 1-4, to facilitate and strengthen membership engagement. ERIAC conducts the international cultural outreach programs for the recognition and promotion of Roma arts and culture with the...

ERIAC Partners Mark Annual Day of Remembrance for Roma Holocaust Victims

At the European Institute of Arts and Culture (ERIAC), each year, we work together with our network of partners and members to commemorate Roma Holocaust Day, an annual day of remembrance for the Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust held on 2 August. The date marks the night in 1944 when 2,897 Roma, mostly...

ERIAC Serbia: “AND YOU GOD SURVIVED” – DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

  [SERBIAN; English below]   ROMI PAMTE 2. AVGUST 2021.  MEĐUNARODNI DAN SEĆANJA NA ROME ŽRTVE HOLOKAUSTA Obeležavaju: EVROPSKI ROMSKI INSTITUT ZA UMETNOST I KULTURU SRBIJA, FOND ZA OBRAZOVANJE ROMA I OPRE ROMA SRBIJA 17:00h – 18:30h Beograd, Majke Jevrosime 51, prizemlje   U noći između 2. i 3. avgusta 1944. godine oko 4.300 muškaraca,...

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES TO COMMEMORATE AUGUST 2 – International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

The following initiatives and events are developed by ERIAC members and partners to commemorate the 2 August – International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.   JULY 31 Seminar on 2 August – Intrernationl Holocaust memorial day seminar by Prof. Dr. Hristo Kyuchukov in Turkish, workshop by Dr. Biser AlekovRomani , Theater play by Nataliya Tsekova in...

OVERVIEW ON POETRY AND LITERATURE ON ROMA HOLOCAUST

Roma arts and culture have played an essential role in raising awareness of the fate of Sinti and Roma during the Holocaust. In particular, literature and poetry have conveyed compelling accounts of wartime trauma experienced by Sinti and Roma communities. Ahead of the August 2 commemorations, we have compiled a list of selected books on...

WORKING AGAINST FORGETTING – RomaMoMA

The question of the possibility for the continued existence and functioning of art after the experience of the Holocaust is one of the key themes in both art historical and philosophical thought. Within the artistic/creative practice of Roma artists – both those born after and before the war, survivors of the Holocaust and its witnesses...

WHO WAS ANNA MARIA STEINBACH?

At just ten years of age, Anna Maria Steinbach, known to her friends and family as ‘Setella’, was gassed in Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. While many may be unfamiliar with her name, many will be familiar with her image. Staring out of a wagon, her face full of fear as she was transported to the...

ROMAREMEMBER 2021 – CAMPAIGN VISUAL IDENTITY

As part of the online campaign, we invited Spanish-Romani artist Rocio Montoya to develop a common visual identity to raise awareness of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. The designs, including posters, cover pictures, Facebook profile picture frames and billboard designs are made freely available for all to use.  Download the complete VISUAL IDENTITY here     Discover the...

Europe’s Roma Remember Holocaust Victims as part of the annual commemorations of August 2nd

Europe’s Roma Remember Holocaust Victims as part of the annual commemorations of August 2nd Each year, August 2nd marks Roma Holocaust Memorial Day – a day of official remembrance for Romani victims of the genocide, which took place during the Second World War.  In a message of unity and with the objective of raising awareness of...

‘Proud Roma in Free Slovakia’ Launched to Encourage Participation in 2021 National Census

  The campaign, part of the wider ‘Proud Roma Free Europe’ initiative, aimed at encouraging Roma to declare their ethnic identity in national censuses across Europe in 2021 and 2022 In partnership with the Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) of the Open Society Foundations and the Roma-led civic initiative Opre Roma, the European Roma Institute for...