Wednesday, 8 May 2019

‘… Don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’ - Remembering The Roma Holocaust”.

Part of the” Writing on the Wall” project we have the pleasure to participate on the opening event of the Roma Exposition ‘… Don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’ - Remembering The Roma Holocaust”.

The exhibition is in Liverpool Cathedral and tells the story of nine interconnected German families from the Roma and Sinti communities, about 70 men, women and children, whose persecution began when they were forced to move from the town of Dessau-Roßlau in Central Germany and sent to an internment camp at the beginning of 1938.

Professor Eve Rosenhaft from Liverpool University invited Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins for Greenbank Ward and Councillor Steve Munby for Riverside Ward to participate in the exhibition. Was great to see their involvement and interest about history of a group that become part of the community here in Liverpool.

Our Roma colleagues present their story in the opening event and also Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins for Greenbank Ward say “Some very moving contributions at today's launch from and about these extremely oppressed groups, including from Granby Toxteth Development Trust Roma link worker Alexandra”.

Our Roma colleagues are involved also like quites during this week for the exhibition, that will be open until 13th of May. Soon we will organise with the detached youth workers to bring Roma young people to see the exhibition and to learn more about their history.