Phiren Amenca

Statement by Ángel Jiménez, Spain | Dikh He Na Bister 2020

On the occasion of August 2, Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, young Roma and non-Roma people are sharing their messages about the importance of remembrance, challenging antigypsyism and youth activism.

Statement by Ángel Jiménez, Spain: “Lacho dives, I’m Ángel Jiménez a Young Roma from La Mina. Regarding the Roma genocide, I have to say that during my student time I learned about the Holocaust and despite that about one million Roma were murdered under the Nazi Germany, this is not being taught in schools. It is totally invisible. I believe it is very important to know and to remember the Roma genocide among Roma and non-Roma, because knowing the Roma history people would understand where we are coming from and also as a tool to fight against discrimination towards us, Roma.”

This video campaign is part of the Roma Youth Voices Project, coordinated by Phiren Amenca and funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the DG Justice, European Commission.