Young Hungarians To Participate In 1st 'Roma March Of The Living'

  • 31 Jul 2018 7:24 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Young Hungarians To Participate In 1st 'Roma March Of The Living'
Young Roma Hungarians will go to Auschwitz-Birkenau to take part in the first Roma March of the Living at the site of the former death camp, organisers said.

The 45 participants will attend a commemoration at the Roma Holocaust Memorial in Budapest on August 1.

They will travel to Auschwitz- Birkenau on Thursday, to join 300 students from all over the world to commemorate the Roma victims of the Holocaust, they said.

August 2 was named the international day of Roma Holocaust, commemorating the over 3,000 Roma prisoners killed that night in Auschwitz in 1944.

About 500,000 Roma are estimated to have been killed in Nazi camps, 23,000 of them in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

MTI Photo: Balogh Zoltán

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