2.6.2014, OSCE – Teaching of the Roma and Sinti genocide is crucial to addressing discrimination, say participants at OSCE meeting

2.6.2014, OSCE – Teaching of the Roma and Sinti genocide is crucial to addressing discrimination, say participants at OSCE meeting

Teaching about the history of the Roma and Sinti genocide at the hands of the Nazis should be promoted as one element in countering the discrimination Roma communities face today, as well as in order to pay respect for the victims, participants said at an expert meeting in Warsaw on 2 June 2014.

The meeting, organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), brought together participants from Roma and Sinti civil society organizations and from academia to discuss experiences and good practices within the OSCE area on teaching about the Roma and Sinti genocide during World War II.

Mirjam Karoly, Senior Adviser for Roma and Sinti Issues at ODIHR, stressed the importance of teaching about the Roma and Sinti genocide in public schools in the current political context.

Source (English language): http://www.osce.org/odihr/119388

 

 

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