Annual Commemoration for Roma and Sinti in Salzburg

On 26 April, 2019, the annual commemoration ceremony for the Roma and Sinti of Salzburg, murdered by the National Socialists, took place at the memorial Ignaz Rieder Kai 21.

During the Second World War, Sinti and Roma in Salzburg were imprisoned at the former horse race course and deported from there to the so-called "gypsy camp" Maxglan in Salzburg. Due to the Auschwitz decree, the camp Maxglan was shut down at the end of March / beginning of April 1943. The majority of the imprisoned Sinti and Roma were deported to Auschwitz, a smaller group came to Lackenbach. Only a few survived.

Martina Maschke, Co-Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma was invited to present IHRA’s work at the event.

Martina Maschke addresses audience in Salzburg. IHRA.