Prague Forum for Romani Histories

Workshop: Holocaust of the Roma: Contemporary Research in Czechoslovak Context

Letter by Stanislav Winter asking for the release of his family from the camp in Lety u Písku, 14 October 1942

21 May, 2018, 6:00 PM

About Location / Accom.

This public discussion about future research into the Holocaust of Roma and the Lety site will feature Czech and Slovak speakers, Romani as well as non-Romani. The reflection of the topics central to this research and the contextualisation of the Lety camp and its history as a (contested) memorial site will cover the wartime as well as the postwar history of the site until today and will include, for example, the topics of documentation, national and international contextualization, community mobilisation, and the politics of memory.


Yasar Abu Ghosh, Charles University, Prague
Zuzana Kumanová, In Minorita, Bratislava
Helena Sadílková, Charles University, Prague
Dušan Slačka, Museum of Romani Culture, Brno

Moderator: Alica Sigmund Heráková

The debate will be filmed and published online.

The discussion is organized in cooperation with Romea, o.p.s. and with Museum of Romani Culture in Brno as an accompanying program for the exhibition of paintings by Zdeněk Daniel “My Black-and-White Shadows: Memento Mori” (Kampus Hybernská, 9-29 May 2018).

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