August 2nd: Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

Hundreds of thousands of Roma were victimised during World War Two. On Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights honours this day and calls on Member States to do more to end the antigypsyism that Roma communities across Europe continue to face in their daily lives.
Some 3000 Roma men, women, and children were killed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 2 August 1944. Roma Holocaust Memorial Day honours the thousands of victims and offers a chance to learn from the past to build a better future for today’s Roma.