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International Conference on “The Genocide of the Roma and Sinti: New Teaching Materials”


The conference "The Genocide of the Roma and Sinti: New Teaching Materials" will be held in Eisenstadt, Austria in November 2012.

New teaching materials on the Genocide of Roma and Sinti will be presented at this conference, and two introductory panels will examine similarities and differences concerning the genocides of the Roma / Sinti and the Jews as well as the question: In what sense after both 1945 and 1989 can the Roma and Sinti be called "forgotten victims?"

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, the Memorial de la Shoah (Paris) as well as the ITF have authorized an team of experts to create the teaching materials that will be presented in workshops. An introduction to the persecution of the Burgenland Roma will conclude with a visit to the memorial site of the former "gypsy camp" Lackenbach.

For more information, including details on registration, please click here.  A conference program is also available.