PM Victor Ponta sends message on Roma Holocaust
Prime Minister Victor Ponta sent a message on the Roma Holocaust commemorated on August 2.
“71 years ago, in one day, on August 2, nearly 3,000 Roma – children, women and men – of the Roma family camp in Auschwitz were sent to the gas chambers, joining may thousands of Roma exterminated in the Pojarmos, the long-forgotten Roma Holocaust. On this day, the international community respectfully remembers the genocide against Roma, commemorating one of the few attempts of revolt against Barbary and dehumanization, while also celebrating solidarity, tolerance, understanding among all the citizens of the world,” reads the message sent to Agerpres by the prime minister, who is currently in a holiday.
Ponta added that the Romanian government hails the initiative of the country’s Roma civil society of jointly commemorating the tragic moment of modern history; he invited all Romanian citizens to observe a minute of silence to honour the memory of victims killed in the camps of Auschwitz, Transnistria and Bug.