Romany Resistance Day Commemoration

An event about Reflection, History and Celebrating Romany Resistance Running from
Last event: Thursday 16 May 2019 at 12pm
  • Free

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  • The Kitchen

On 16th May 1944 upon hearing of the scheduled liquidation of the Roma and Sinti camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Roma and Sinti barricaded themselves within their barracks to hold off Nazi guards for as long as possible. To avoid more mass scale protest, and with knowledge of subsequent liberation from the Russians, guards were held off from accessing the barracks until 2nd August 1944, also known as Roma Genocide Remembrance Day.

On the 2nd of August 1944, 23,000 Roma and Sinti were murdered at Auschwitz – Birkenau.

At this event Romany Gypsy Lois Brookes-Jones will be available to answer questions and provide an insight into the Roma Genocide under Nazi Germany. Find out about Roma and Traveller culture and history; learn Roma Dance and listen to Roma and Sinti songs written in Auschwitz.

Lois Brookes-Jones is a Jewish, LGBT+ Romni (Roma Woman) based in Chester currently studying at University of Chester. Lois works in international Human Rights Advocacy across Europe representing GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) Rights, and Women’s Rights.

12 – 12.30pm Informal talk about the history with a Q&A

1pm Performance of Roma and Sinti songs written in Auschwitz

2pm Informal talk about Roma Culture and History

3pm Performance Poetry and Roma Dance

Throughout the day Lois will be making paper roses to commemorate one of the 23,000 people who were murdered. You are welcome to join her.

All activities will take place in The Kitchen and are Drop-in

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