Teaching about the genocide of the Roma and Sinti people

ERINNERN:AT, Holocaust Education-program by the OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalization

Content /Topic:

An estimated 500,000 Roma and Sinti were murdered during the Nazi era. They became victims of a racist persecution policy by German National Socialists and their allies. But this genocide is still largely unknown. Roma and Sinti were murdered in extermination camps and died of hunger and disease in forced labour and concentration camps. Many more were deported and exploited as forced labour on farms, construction sites and in industry. For decades after the war the survivors were not recognised as victims of the Nazi persecution and received little or no compensation or restitution for their lost property.

ERINNERN:AT maintains the learning website romasintigenocide.eu in cooperation with European partner institutions and the IHRA. This website offers basic information on the genocide of the European Roma and Sinti for teachers and pupils and provides over 70 worksheets with different thematic focuses. Romasintigenocide.eu is available in 12 languages.

Target groups:

Students, Teacher.

Method / Format:

Online learning platform, educational material and background information.

Language(s) of the project:

German, English, French, Kalderash, Croatian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovenian, Polish, Rumongro Romani, Romanian, Swedish.



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