Romani Resistance Day

‪It’s #RomaniResistanceDay commemorating the day Roma & Sinti prisoners of Auschwitz took the damn place apart, fashioning weapons out of scraps of wood, metal, and anything else they found, and then drove back guards to delay execution. And the Romani and Sinti communities are still dismantling oppression today.

#OpreRoma ‬

Here are some links if you would like to read more about this important day in history, and the Romani and Sinti genocide of WWII.

https://romediafoundation.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/16-may-romani-resistance-day/

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/forgotten-history-romani-resistance

http://2august.eu/the-roma-genocide/16-may-romani-resistence-day/

Also check out Jud Nirenberg’s phenomenal book, Johann Trollmann and Romani Resistance to The Nazis, free on Kindle and totally worth it in paperback.

 

 

 

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