27.1.2014. – ERIO: International Holocaust Remembrance Day – It’s urgent to stop the rising hate and discrimination against Roma

27.1.2014. – ERIO: International Holocaust Remembrance Day – It’s urgent to stop the rising hate and discrimination against Roma

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ERIO and ternYpe commemorate all victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This day represents an opportunity to remember the atrocities carried out by the  Nazi  regime  during  World  War  II.  Like  Jews,  homosexuals,  persons  with  disabilities,  Roma  and  Sinti  were brutally persecuted by the Nazi regime that considered them as “racially inferior”.

The Holocaust marks an especially dark chapter in an ongoing history of Roma persecution, which persists  until  today. Despite the horrors and tragedies from the past,  equality and  human  rights for Roma  are still threatened  by severe stigmatisation, marginalisation, and discrimination in many parts of Europe. Especially the  rising of  anti-Gypsyism,  racist  political  discourses  and  right-wing  extremist  movements,  stirring  negative  sentiments  towards Roma, should be combatted.

Source (English language): http://www.erionet.eu/doc-press-release_holocaust-day_270114

 

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