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Tarnów Regional Museum

Muzeum Okręgowe w Tarnowie
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Adam Bartosz

The Ethnographic Museum in Tarnów, a branch of the Regional Museum, hosts the first world-wide permanent exhibition on “The History and Culture of Roma People”, opened in 1990. The Museum has been active in commemorative activities on the genocide of the Roma in the entire Małopolska region. Every year since 1996 the “Roma Caravan of Memory” has been organized, starting in Tarnów and stopping over at killing sites such as Bielcza, Borzęcin, Szczurowa, and Żabno. This commemorative reenactment is also of educational importance and helps to strengthen Roma identity. In the Małopolska region alone, 150 killing sites of Roma have been identified. Some of the sites were marked by local communities; the first monument in Szczurowa was erected in 1965.

See Adom Bartosz's contribution to the IHRA "Killing Sites" volume.

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