Following a 2005 initiative of the European Roma and Travellers Forum, this year the State Secretary for Social Inclusion of Hungary deems it important to commemorate for the second time the day of Courage and Romani Youth, together with many other European countries.
On 21 May 2016 in the National Theatre in Budapest, we will commemorate the courage that the Roma people showed in the Zigeunerlager of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 16 May 1944.
• Let's commemorate the heroes!
• Their sacrifice was not in vain.
The Roma Production Office ("Roma Produkciós Iroda") will commemorate the victims with an evening of music and literature, with the participation of prominent contemporary artists.
The programme will include classical music, traditional gypsy and folklore music, memoirs, pieces of contemporary literature, background visual elements, pictures and extracts from films - combined with testimonies of survivors [of the Roma camp].