Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

During World War II, Roma from various European countries were imprisoned in the Gypsy camp in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex. Over 22,000 men, women, and children were gradually interned here. Their fate was decided in 1944: able-bodied people were transferred, men to Buchenwald, women to Ravensbrück. And the remaining 3,000 prisoners of the "Gypsy camp," including the elderly, the sick, women, and children, were driven into gas chambers and murdered on the night of August 2-3, 1944.