Occupation of the Roma and Sinti Memorial in Berlin by Roma Families

By freedomnotfrontex

broadcast of ‘We Are Born Free! Empowerment Radio’ on the occupation of the ‘Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism’

Statement by one of the protesters at the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism (auf deutsch weiter unten)

We, Sinti and Roma, did not come here to hide away. We came here in respect and in recognition of our people. 90% of our population in Europe were murdered when national socialist persecutions and expulsions were perpetrated during Second World War. More than half a million people atrociously slaughtered. We are here in protest against the mass deportations or Sinti and Roma from Germany to Eastern Europe being executed by force right now!
I don’t want to overinterpret this Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism; maybe it stands exclusively for those people, our people, who got murdered. But we are here and to us it is one of the most sacred places for all Roma people around the world, since up till now it is the only memorial we got from the german state in recognition of the persecution and murder of our people.

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From:: Berlin