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Ten Pictures That Tell Us Human Stories of the Forgotten Holocaust

31 July 2015

Remember #RomaHolocaust campaign goes viral

“The world has learned nothing from the Holocaust” - says Sinto Holocaust Survivor Zoni Weisz, whose entire family was murdered by the Nazis. He often calls the Roma Holocaust a forgotten Holocaust because most people have never heard about it. This is why we’ve launched an online campaign related to the day of commemoration of the Roma Holocaust. The campaign has already reached more than 100,000 people.

During the Nazi efforts to eradicate Roma from Europe, hundreds of thousands of people were tortured and killed. Roma people were also often subjected to medical experiments. 

“The European Roma Rights Centre fights against the exclusion and oppression of Roma people throughout Europe every day. We have to make sure such a tragedy as the Holocaust can never happen again” says the ERRC’s Networking and Research Director Djordje Jovanovic, whose family members were also deported to forced labour camps and killed in the Nazi period. 

In the 10 days before 2 August 2015, the ERRC is using its social media channels as well as media contacts to distribute information about the genocide. The campaign consists of selected individual stories of victims and less known facts about the hardships of Roma during the Holocaust. We used original photos provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to illustrate these stories and facts. The campaign has already reached more than 100,000 people during its first days. 

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is an international public interest law organisation working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education.

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Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (April 2016)

18 April 2016

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd Session (17 May 2016 – 03 June 2016)

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ERRC Seeks Lawyer or Legal Trainee

3 May 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of lawyer or legal trainee (depending on the selected candidate’s level of experience). This position is for a career activist with legal skills (as opposed to a career lawyer interested in activism). The lawyer or legal trainee will play a crucial role in the ERRC’s cutting-edge work of bringing innovative, strategic legal cases to further the cause of Roma emancipation. 

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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

Introduction

For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. The purpose of this project is to introduce a new methodology for this work and apply it in these two Western European countries, where the extent of anti-Roma hate speech and hate crime is largely recognised, but poorly documented or addressed. 

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