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SNP Museum commemorates Roma Holocaust

Those taking part in a ceremony to mark the International Day of the Roma Holocaust at the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) Museum in Banska Bystrica on August 2 laid wreaths and flowers below a memorial plaque with the inscription "Ma bisteren!" ("Lest we forget" in Romany).

The memorial ceremony - organised by civil association In Minorta, the Slovak National Museum, the Milan Simecka Foundation, and the SNP Museum in Banska Bystrica - formed part of the "Ma Bisteren!" project, which is aimed at reminding the public of the atrocities committed against the Slovak Roma during WWII.

"The aim of the project's first stage was to place several memorial information plaques at sites directly linked to the suffering of Slovak Roma during WWII. The second important goal is to encourage public discussions on this issue, and to inform the public of the basic facts," said Zuzana Kumanová of In Minorta.

More than 300,000 Roma are estimated to have been killed by the Nazis.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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