August 2 marks Holocaust memorial day, while prejudices continue against Roma and Sinti in Europe

August 2 marks Holocaust memorial day, while prejudices continue against Roma and Sinti in Europe

(Alles Europa News)-A report from the European Commission looking into how well different EU member states had incorporated strategic frameworks to promote equality, participation and diversity for Roma and Sinti people said that many countries had not yet fully implemented the measures.

Twelve member states, including Germany and Austria, had only partially included measures to tackle anti-Romani prejudices, while another six had only included “the minimum commitments to a very limited extent.”

hocaust memorial day for the Sinti and Roma people killed by Nazi Germany. The EU has called for more to be done to tackle continuing discrimination.

Sinti and Rome people from across Europe gathered at the Holocaust memorial at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on Wednesday to remember the murder of an estimated 500,000 men, women and children by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Wednesday marks the international day of remembrance for Sinti and Roma victims of the Holocaust.

On August 2, 1944, the last remaining 4,300 Sinti and Roma people being held in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp were killed.

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