International Roma Day celebrates the culture of Roma and Sinti communities. But it's also for remembering that they still suffer discrimination. In Berlin, Roma and Sinti gathered at a memorial to members of their community murdered by the Nazis.
The Association of Roma in Poland is located near Auschwitz, where German Nazis murdered more than 1 million people. Speaking to DW, spokesman Wladyslaw Kwiatkowski says the community still faces discrimination today.
The thousands of Roma from Bulgaria's Stolipinovo enclave who commute to Germany to earn an income are referred to as "the Germans." During the summer they return – and are slowly changing the area.
Seventy-five years ago, Heinrich Himmler instructed German police to bring "all gypsy mixed-bloods, Roma Gypsies and […] members of gypsy clans" to Auschwitz. The genocide of the Roma people was long ignored in Germany.
Gunter Demnig has laid down over 60,000 brass-plated stumbling stones in 22 countries so that the victims of the Holocaust are never forgotten. The sculptor is turning 70 today.
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