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 European Roma Institute for Art and Culture will showcase the art and culture of the continent's largest minority, aiming to tackle prejudice against the group.
Prejudice and discrimination against gypsies remain commonplace in today's Europe. A recent OSCE event in Berlin addressed the issue, with participants calling for measures to promote tolerance.
Croatian Serbs will not attend the annual commemoration for victims of Jasenovac death camp, Serb officials said. The move comes after local Jews made the same decision, blaming Zagreb for tolerating Nazi ideology.
Across Europe, Roma and Sinti are formally marginalized and frequently abused. International Romani Day is one way of drawing attention to that.
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