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 Cintia Szajkó, Hungary: “August 2 should be a Day written with red letters in the Calendar of our hearts. It’s very important to remember those fellows who became a victim of an ideology based on their Roma origin, innocently. Remembrance is important and it’s important to pass over the significance of this day for the younger generation. After all, neither school books nor educational institutions pay enough attention to this topic. So I think it is our task to teach for the younger generation that the Roma Holocaust did exist and on August 2 we should remember the victims respectfully.”
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.