Photo exhibition

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.
  • Add this event to my calendar

    Create a calendar file

    Click on "Create a calendar file" and your browser will download a .ics file for this event.

    Microsoft Outlook: Download the file, double-click it to open it in Outlook, then click on "Save & Close" to save it to your calendar. If that doesn't work go into Outlook, click on the File tab, then on Open & Export, then Open Calendar. Select your .ics file then click on "Save & Close".

    Google Calendar: download the file, then go into your calendar. On the left where it says "Other calendars" click on the arrow icon and then click on Import calendar. Click on Browse and select the .ics file, then click on Import.

    Apple Calendar: The file may open automatically with an option to save it to your calendar. If not, download the file, then you can either drag it to Calendar or import the file by going to File >Import > Import and choosing the .ics file.

‘…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

If required, please refer to AccessAble which provides information on University car parking, building access and facilities.