EGAM commemorates the Roma genocide on August the 2nd, with a special thought for the victims of the Lety (Czech Republic) concentration camp, now a pig farm
The European Roma Grassroots Organizations (ERGO) Network is announcing the opening of an exciting position with the organization.
We had to walk for a good half an hour, on a narrow path, through the wild grass, under the blazing sun, sometimes even through the mud, to finally reach the site of the former Roma concentration camp in Lety, about an hour drive from Prague. There, where still-incomplete historical research indicates that between a thousand and fifteen hundred Roma people died, we found only a tiny plate, lost in the middle of the field, briefly explaining what had happened seventy years ago. Constantly churned up by the wind, the foul odour of thousands of pigs was ever-present: today an industrial pig farm defiles this site, and the memory of those who died.