International Conference – The Genocide of the Roma

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International Conference IOE, London Sunday 11th May, 2014 9.30am – 5pm

Jointly hosted by the IOE’s Centre for Holocaust Education and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Committee on the genocide of the Roma, this conference welcomes teachers and educators to join with international experts in understanding this often neglected Nazi genocide. 2nd August 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of the closing of the ‘gypsy camp’ in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the murder of the remaining 2879 Roma and Sinti, mostly women and children who were imprisoned there.

The conference will include:

Keynotes will be given by Dr Slawomir Kapraski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academic of Sciences, Warsaw and Mirjam-Angela Karoly, OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR).

Workshops led by colleagues from across Europe who will share teaching and learning materials suitable for classroom use.

• An expert round table discussion focusing on the historical past and the contemporary situation of the Roma.

The conference is free to attend and includes lunch. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To register please email, your full name, job title, and place of work to: holocaust@ioe.ac.uk

Please click on the links below to download the flyer here: IOE_IHRA_RomaConf

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