FC St.Pauli commemorated International Holocaust Memorial Day

04 August 2022

Around 140 people commemorated the international Holocaust memorial day for Sinti and Romani.

On Tuesday evening, August 2nd, around 140 people commemorated the 500,000 Sinti and Romani who were murdered by the Nazis and their allies at the Hannoverscher Bahnhof memorial on the occasion of the International Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Romani. The Fanladen St. Pauli, Fanräume e.V. and FC St.Pauli were invited to the event.

In the first part of the event, Arnold Weiß and Moritz Terfloth from the Landesverein der Sinti in Hamburg e.V. spoke on the topic of “Antiziganist Continuities”. Using documents, they described how the Nazis had prepared the deportation and murder of the Sinti and Romani. Through the accounts of contemporary witnesses, they documented the horror in Auschwitz before and during the liquidation of camp section B II e. Finally, they used some examples to show how antiziganist discrimination was seamlessly continued after the end of the war – until today. The speech ended with the appeal not to look away, but to confront discrimination.

In the second part, the participants went to the memorial plaques with the names of those deported from Hamburg to lay wreaths and to silently remember the victims of the Porajmos.

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