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International Conference

THE ROMA BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE
Reflections upon genocide, recognition and
the resurgence of extremism and anti-gypsyism

~ Report on the International Conference ~


Date and location
Sunday May 6 2012; 10.00 - 17.00 in the Eggert Hall of the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam (private)

Preliminary program
Morning:

  • Prof. Gerard Baumgartner (University of Graz): The process of exclusion and persecution of Roma and Sinti during the 1930s
  • Interview with Zoni Weisz: The personal story of a Sinti survivor
  • Mrs. Julia von dem Knesebeck: The lack of recognition of Roma and Sinti suffering and losses
Afternoon:
  • Jarmila Balazová (Czech Republic), Ágnes Dároczí (Hungary) and Michelle Mila van Burik (Triana, the Netherlands) on the actual position of Roma and Sinti in their respective countries
  • Round table discussion
  • Mr. H. ScicLuna, Coordinator within the Council of Europe on Roma Affairs, closing statement (requested)
Moderator: Huub van Baar (Amsterdam University)
Language: The conference language is English.
 


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