Joint delegation to Auschwitz on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Josef Schuster, and the Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, Romani Rose, will join a delegation of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) to Auschwitz to honour the memory of the victims of the Shoah and the genocide of the Sinti and Roma.

The EKD delegation will be led by chairman, State-Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and president of the synod, Irmgard Schwaetzer.

The delegation will take part in the commemoration ceremony of European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on August 2. The ceremony, held annually in Auschwitz, pays tribute to the 500,000 Sinti and Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe.

The number of participants this year will be limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the ceremony will be available online on a dedicated website.

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