2016 marks the 72nd anniversary of the genocide committed against Roma during the Second World War. The Roma nation commemorates this tragedy on August 2nd, the date on which over 3,000 Roma were exterminated in the evening of 2nd August 1944 in gas chamber V of “Zigeunerlager BIII” at Auschwitz – Birkenau.
The official recognition of ‘Porrajmos’, the genocide committed against Roma on a national and international level, is of crucial importance to fighting and eliminating the antiziganism that unfortunately is happening throughout all of Europe & the world to this day.
[I love thinking about how history will describe Rom after the end of DS9: “Grand Nagus Rom was responsible for major reforms in Ferengi society, and was also a technological genius who made several contributions to the Alliance efforts in the Dominion War. His mother, Ishka, was a pioneering feminist activist, and his wife Leeta also contributed to Rom’s successes. His son, Nog, was the first Ferengi to join Starfleet. He also had a brother who owned a bar on an old space station.”]