- Event Time 11:00 am-12:00 pm
- Event Start Date 03/11/2017
- Event Location Hôtel de Ville de Montpellier
Between March 11 – April 14, Yahad-In Unum’s “Roma Memory” exhibit will be on display at the City Hall of Montpellier, France. Composed of testimonies of Roma survivors and witnesses to the genocide that have been gathered by Yahad-In Unum, this exhibit enables viewers to understand the history of the Roma in Eastern Europe before the war as well as their fate during the genocide:
– In the Soviet Union, they were systematically exterminated by Nazi mobile units;
– In Romania, they were deported to Transnistria by the Antonescu regime and starved in the camps, where many died.
The exhibition, Roma Memory, is also created in order to inspire reflection on the words of hate and the stereotypes that are still used today against the Roma. The part of the exhibition entitled “The words that kill” raises a striking parallel between the discourse between the war and contemporary racist statements.
A special opening will be held on March 11 at 11 AM, in the presence of Father Patrick Desbois and Philippe Saurel, Mayor of Montpellier.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.