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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Auschwitz - Margita Makulová

Porajmos.  The Devouring.  The Roma name for the Holocaust. 

"At Auschwitz-Birkenau, officials set up a separate "Gypsy family camp" for Gypsies in Section BIIe of Birkenau: From the wooden barracks, the gas chambers and crematoria were clearly visible. During the seventeen months of the camp's existence, most of the Gypsies brought there perished. They were killed by gassing or died from starvation, exhaustion from hard labor, and disease (including typhus, smallpox, and the rare, leprosy-like condition called Noma.) Others, including many children, died as the result Of cruel medical experiments performed by Dr. Josef Mengele and other SS physicians. The Gypsy camp was liquidated on the night of August 2-3, 1944, when 2,897 Sinti and Roma men, women, and children were killed in the gas chamber." --  Sinti & Roma: Victims of the Nazi Era

Today is International Remembrance Day, honoring and remembering the victim's of the Porajmos.

Auschwitz, sung by Margita Makulová (Aushwitz survivor) in the movie "Latcho Drom"

Opre Romale!

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