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08/02/2012

August 2nd - Commemoration Day of the Roma Genocide

Skye:  I know  many are following the Olympic Games in London, and that is a wonderful pause with all the madness going on in the world, but today is August 2nd, the first of two days of Remembrance for those Roma who perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau sixty-two years ago.  Here is an article about a young Roma who intend not only to ensure the world does not forget, but work to empower their future with their advocacy.

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On the Day of Commemoration of the Roma Genocide on August 2, ternYpe International Roma Youth Network calls for a European wide political recognition of the persecution and genocide of Roma and Sinti in Europe by the Nazi regime, and for a greater awareness in our societies of the danger of antigypsyism, hate speech and stigmatization, which continuously cause social exclusion and marginalization of Roma in most European countries..."

To read more:
http://romayouth.com/august-2nd-commemoration-day-roma-genocide

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