Prague Forum for Romani Histories

Research Workshop: Memory and Recognition of the Nazi Genocide of Roma in the Baltic Context

16 June 2021

Research Workshop 

Memory and Recognition of the Nazi Genocide of Roma in the Baltic Context 

16 June 2021 (Online via Zoom) 

10:00-10:15 am 

Welcome by Volha Bartash (IOS Regensburg) and Neringa Latvyte (Vilnius University) 

10:15-10:30 am 

Prof. Ger Duijzings (University of Regensburg): Introductory Notes 

10:30-11:30 am 

Aušra Simoniukštytė (University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius), Anna Pilarczyk-Palaitis and Agnieška Avin (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas): To Have a Right to a Future – Lived Experiences and Contemporary Commemoration Practices of Roma Holocaust in Lithuania 

Neringa Latvyte (Vilnius University): Paneriai Mass Extermination Site: Silent Memory of Roma Community 

Discussant: Prof. Slawomir Kapralski (Pedagogical University of Cracow) 

Chair: Volha Bartash 

11:30-12:00 Lunch break 

12:00-13:30 pm 

Ieva Garda-Rozenberga and Uldis Neiburgs (University of Latvia, Riga): Between Collaboration and Resistance: Rethinking Nazi Genocide of Roma in Latvia 

Edmunds Šūpulis (University of Latvia, Riga): Latvian Roma Life Stories and the Memory of Persecutions 

Volha Bartash (IOS Regensburg): The Memory of Roma and the “Containers of Nation-States.” Methodological reflections 

Discussant: Eva-Liisa Roht-Yilmaz (University of Tartu) 

Chair: Neringa Latvyte 

13:30 pm 

Concluding remarks & Greetings by Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer, Academic director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies 

If you wish to participate in the workshop, please send an email to or register at 

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