The Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma

  • Romani Rose


In the Federal Republic of Germany it took almost four decades for the government, in 1982, to recognize politically the genocide of the Sinti and Roma. Throughout that period the Nazi policy of extermination directed against our minority was largely ignored or, at most, relegated to a footnote both in the writing of history and in commemorative works.


Concentration Camp Socialist Race Roma Child Racial Ideology Race Policy 
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    Anita Awosusi (ed.), Die Musik der Sinti und Roma, (Heidelberg: Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, 1996–): Bd. 1, Die ungarische ‘Zigeunermusik’ (1996); Bd. 2, Der Sinti-Jazz (1997); Bd. 3, Der Flamenco (1998).Google Scholar
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    Anita Awosusi (ed.), Das Bild des ‘Zigeuners’ in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (Heidelberg: Wunderhorn, 1999).Google Scholar
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    Anita Awosusi (ed.), Stichwort: Zigeuner, Zur Stigmatisierung von Sinti und Roma in Lexika und Enzyklopädien (Heidelberg: Wunderhorn, 1998).Google Scholar
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    Roman Herzog’s address is published in Romani Rose (ed.), Das Dokumentations-und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma (Heidelberg, 1997), pp.12–16 (quotation on p.12).Google Scholar
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    Romani Rose (ed.), ‘Den Rauch hatten wir täglich vor Augen’. Der nationalsozialistische Völkermord an den Sinti und Roma (Heidelberg: Wunderhorn, 1999).Google Scholar
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    Cf. Romani Rose, ‘“Für beide galt damals der gleiche Befehl”. Eine Entgegnung auf Yehuda Bauers These zum Genozid an den europäischen Juden, Sinti und Roma’, Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 4 (1998): 467–473.Google Scholar
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    Cf. Romani Rose and Walter Weiss, Sinti und Roma im ‘Dritten Reich’. Das Programm der Vernichtung durch Arbeit, edited by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, 2nd edition (Göttingen: Lamuv, 1993; 1st edn 1991).Google Scholar
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    Cf. Erich Hackl, Abschied von Sidonie (Zürich: Diogenes, 1989). Hackl has written a novel based on the authentic story of the Sinti girl Sidonie Adlersburg who fell victim to Nazi genocide. The book served as a pattern for a movie directed by Karin Brandauer (Abschied von Sidonie, script by Erich Hackl, produced by ORF and Bayerischer Rundfunk 1990) and was used as the basis for school lessons dealing with the HolocaustGoogle Scholar
  9. (Rosemarie Fischer/Günter Krapp, ‘Erich Hackl, Abschied von Sidonie’: Unterrichtsvorschläge und Materialien (Rot a.d. Rot: Krapp & Gutknecht, 1998).Google Scholar

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