Phiren Amenca

Statement by Maria Aguilera, 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 Maria Aguilera, Spain: “I think is important to commemorate the Roma Genocide because it is a way to show this historical fact. Also, for not forgetting the Roma victims murdered. It is also important because besides that it is a tragic event, it also unifies Roma. Also, because if we get to know the history, we can prevent it from happening again. I think it should be taught at schools because it is a good alternative to speak about antigypsyism and about racism that some people suffer from.”

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.