March of the living

Young Roma Hungarians will go to Auschwitz-Birkenau to take part in the first Roma March of the Living at the site of the former death camp, organisers told MTI on Monday.

The 45 participants will attend a commemoration at the Roma Holocaust Memorial in Budapest on August 1. They will travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday, to join 300 students from all over the world to commemorate the Roma victims of the Holocaust, they said.

August 2 was named the international day of Roma Holocaust, commemorating the over 3,000 Roma prisoners killed that night in Auschwitz in 1944.

About 500,000 Roma are estimated to have been killed in Nazi camps, 23,000 of them in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For that matter, the The March of the Living set out from March 15 Square in Budapest on the 14th of May. Commemorators of Hungary’s Holocaust victims followed a path crossing Elisabeth Bridge to the Friedrich Born banks of the River Danube.

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Source: MTI

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