Concept of the exhibition for Lety –Memorial of Genocide of the Roma

Museum of Romani culture
Czechia
Project Partner
Falstad Centre
Participating Organizations
Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo (Norway)
Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Berlin (Germany)
Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland (Poland)
Förderverein für die KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg e.V. (Germany)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington (United States of America)
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem (Israel)

On the site of the former concentration camp for Roma in Lety, where a pig farm stood until 2018, a memorial shall be opened in 2023. IHRA and its Committee on the Genocide of the Roma cooperated with the Czech Delegation to the IHRA for several years on the removal of the pig farm, so that the place can be turned into an appropriate site of remembrance. The project aims to create a concept for an exhibition for the Lety memorial, through consultation with various museums and memorials from different countries. This exhibition shall pass on information about the history of the concentration camp, and prevent false assumptions on the purpose of the camp and the conditions of the victims therein. Furthermore, any denial of the genocide of the Roma as well as antigypsyism shall be addressed. 

In 2020, there was a landscape-architectural competition, which resulted in the winning project. More information can be found here

 

 

Beneficiary countries
Czechia
Norway