Exhibition: The Nazi Persecution of Central German Sinti and Roma

9:00am - 5:00pm / Monday 13th May 2019
Type: Exhibition / Category: Department
  • Admission: Admission is free.
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‘…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’ The Nazi Persecution of Central German Sinti and Roma

An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz

4th – 13th May 2019 at Liverpool Cathedral

Starting in the spring of 1943, thousands of German Sinti and Roma (‘Gypsies’) were deported to the death camp at Auschwitz. In August 1944, the special ‘Gypsy Camp’ that had been set up there was closed down and 2,900 inmates were sent to the gas chambers.

An attempt to close the camp in May 1944 had failed because of the resistance of the inmates and 16th May is celebrated internationally as Romani Resistance Day. Some 20,000 Romanies died in Auschwitz and hundreds of thousands more fell victim to genocide all over Europe before 1945. This exhibition tells the story of nine German families, their suffering and survival.

The exhibition is free and open daily, with the kind permission of the Dean and Chapter.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Alternatives Jugendzentrum Dessau. The organisers wish to thank the following UK sponsors and partners:
Tantrum Films
Amma Asante
Liverpool Riverside Ward Neighbourhood Fund
Broadleaf Financial Services
German History Society UK
Studio at Deyes School