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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace after a bus

 

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE AFTER A BUSINESS VISIT TO VIENNA

 

During his visit to Vienna, January 22nd - 26th, President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace, Mr. Jovan Damjanovic, had series of constructive discussions with representatives of the City Government, Chief Executive Office (The European and International Affairs Department), as well as the UN.

It is important to highlight that the grounds of World Roma Organization were positively accepted, and that many agreements were made.

It was Mr. Damjanovic's great pleasure to make contact with Romano Centro in Vienna, whose representatives dearly welcomed the delegation of World Roma Organization.

Mr. Damjanovic expresses great joy for future cooperation: ''Europe recognizes and aknowledges the significance of the Roma community worldwide. We, the Roma people, must interconnect, and jointly pave the way of our rights realization.'' - said the President and Ambassador for Peace, Mr. Jovan Damjanovic.

President and Ambassador for Peace with the representatives of Romano Centro in Vienna

 

Belgrade, February 2nd, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace hosting sch

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE HOSTING SCHOOL CELEBRATION OF ST. SAVA'S DAY

 

Jovan Damjanovic, the president of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace, accepted with great pleasure the invitation of the principal of secondary vocational school for tourism and catering in New Belgrade, Mr. Dragutin Milicic, to be the host of the school celebration of St. Sava, January 27th, 2018.

Many from the public life area attended the event.

 

President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace in a company of the principal, Mr. Dragutin Milicic; famous opera and ethno singer Ivan Milinkovic (the soloist of ''Legende''); Drasko Acimovic, the legendary journalist; Dalibor Damnjanovic, deputy commissioner for informing; and others.

 

 

 

Belgrade, January 30th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace on the Inte

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE ON THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE DAY, JANUARY 27th, 2018

 

"Although some progress has already been made, the Roma are still outcasts from many social areas. They are still subject to discrimination and prejudice.

The Nazi regime was the embodiment of all hatred towards other nations that bothered them because of the colour of their skin, ethnic affiliation, religion, social status ... So many lives disappeared in the smoke of Nazi crematoriums, in camps, and the final number will never be known.

In today's, modern world of our democratic countries, all judiciary and police systems, educational and health institutions, many governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the media, should work to eradicate and sanction any discriminatory action in any sphere of social life, in joint forces with the help of ordinary people." - said Jovan Damjanovic, President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace.

Belgrade, January 26th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Appeal for peace and stability in the region

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APPEAL FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE REGION

"I address all people in political sphere that it is high time for tensions to calm down so that we can all continue to live and create peacefully in this region.

The tragic death of Oliver Ivanovic is just the opposite. It is a blow to the peace and security of all citizens of this region, which also threatens citizens' rights to live. We are all witnesses that conflicts do not lead anywhere, except into new bloodsheds and disturbance of life balance.

Regardless of nationality and religion, we all live under the same sky, we breathe the same air, we feel the same sun, we have the same concerns. Is it then possible that we cannot finally agree that we all, indeed, need peace and well-being in order to regulate our lives and live in peace with our families, friends and neighbours?

I put my hopes in the system that the perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and I appeal to politicians to reach out to each other, in order to achieve conditions for diplomacy and dialogue, as well as to avoid new conflicts that would endanger peace and stability." - said the President and Ambassador for peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, January 17th, 2018

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release |Condolence regarding the death of Oliver Ivanov

Condolence regarding the death of Oliver Ivanovic

The President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace express deep regret over the tragic death of Oliver Ivanovic, the leader of the civic initiative "Freedom, Democracy, Justice", a great fighter for human rights and freedom of the people.

To Oliver Ivanovic's family, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences.

 

Belgrade, January 17th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President of World Roma Organization and Ambas

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE CONGRATULATES PRESENT AND UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

 


 

Belgrade, Decembar 25th, 2017

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Participation of the President of World Roma O

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PARTICIPATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE AT THE SESSION IN ROMANIA

 

At the invitation of the President of the E.C.I.R. (European Center for the Integration of Roma) and Peace Ambassador Mihai Gheorghe Nedelcu, which the President of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador of Peace Jovan Damjanovic accepted, a session was held on 16th and 17th December 2017, attended by eminent people from the Roma movement in Romania and many other public political figures.

The agenda of the session was as follows:
1. Assessment of the security situation of Roma in Europe and beyond;
2. Achieving unity among Roma in the Southwestern Balkans and beyond;
3. Launching an initiative to obtain consent on the establishement of the memorial ''Monument of Peace'' by the Ambassadors for Peace of Roma nationality from the Republic of Romania, the Republic of Serbia, as well as from other countries in the region;
4. Other.

 

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC ON THE INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY OF ROMA GENOCIDE IN WORLD WAR II

 

On December 16th, 1942, Heinrich Himmler instructed German police to bring all Roma to concentration camps for their liquidation. Deportation lasted till half of 1945, and its consequence was the death of approximately half of a million of Roma people, all from Europe.

WRO President and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic considers this kind of evil act never to be forgotten, and that history teaches us not to repeat the same mistakes again.

″Luckily, Roma Genocide in World War II didn' t complete its task. Roma still live, create and leave their marks all over the world. Let us be eternelly proud, and let us place Roma community on a cultural, economical and social level it deserves.

Eternal glory to the victims, let them rest in peace!‶ - said the President of the Wold Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, December 18th, 2017

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World Roma Organization | Press release | PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBAS

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC ON THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

 

̋The Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10th worldwide. The date was chosen in honor of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10th, 1948. Not only one day should celebrate it. Every day must be in the spirit of mutual respect and respect for diversity.̋ - said the President of the Wold Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic, at yesterday's session on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day.

̋This Universal Declaration, voted by the United Nations, should serve as a Bible that constantly reminds that everyone's rights are the same and guaranteed, not depending on nationality, ideological and religious affiliation, as well as social and cultural.

Understanding and respect for cultural and national diversity is the basis for the recognition and establishment of the rule of all human rights. Initiative, dialogue, good will, all of those are items without which there is no possibility for a democratic arrangement equal for all.

We are now in the process of the Roma Decade. It is intensively focused on affirmation of the identity of the Roma, improvement of their position structurally and culturally. Our goal is to have Roma employed, with rights to work and rights on housing, socially secured, less poor, more educated and prepared for the future.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted an Action plan for the Roma and Roma Inclusion until 2025, therefore I believe that this strategy will be firmly enforced, as we have firmly committed ourselves to not abandoning it.̋ - said the President of the Wold Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, December 12th, 2017

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World Roma Organization | Press release | PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBAS

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC ON THE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

 

Regarding the International Volunteer Day, the President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic appeals on everyone of good will to help the ones who need it.

"If you know someone who would greatly appreciate your help, or you know the way how to contribute the benefit of our society, act now. We have completely drifted apart. LET'S BE GREAT, LET'S BE PHILANTHROPISTS!" - said the President during the daily meeting held this morning in the headquarters of the World Roma Organization.

"This day was established in the United Nations in 1970, where I have a lot of great, dear friends, with whom I am in a constant contact." - noted the President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, December 5th, 2017

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World Roma Organization | Press release | PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBAS

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC EXPRESSED CONDOLENCE TO AMBASSADOR OF EGYPT

 

 

Regarding the horrible tragedy in Sinai mosque assault in Egypt, President of WRO and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic expressed condolence to Ambassador of The Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Mr. Ezzeldin Fahmy Mahmoud. The president condemned every kind of such violent crime, and provided support to the families who lost their deerest, as well as to people of Egypt.

 

 

Belgrade, November 27th, 2017

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Visit of WRO to International Cultural Univers

 

VISIT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION TO INTERNATIONAL ROMA CULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN NEW DELHI


During our wonderful visit to India, we had the honor to open the International Roma Cultural University in New Delhi, in October 10th, 2017.

Let the photos describe the great atmosphere we had during this wonderful event with our wonderful hosts.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Sad news for Roma nation

SAD NEWS FOR ROMA NATION

OUR GREAT BAJA SAITOVIC HAS PASSED AWAY

 

World Roma Organization and Peace Ambassador Jovan Damjanovic declare deep condolences over the sudden death of our great Baja Saitovic and share the pain and sorrow with his family.
We lost a great man, a National Council member on Roma issue, a composer and a poet.


PhM Baja Saitovic was born in 1954 in Prokuplje. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje and worked as a professor of philosophy in secondary school. For some time, he was the director of the City Children's Daycare in Prokuplje. He worked in Toplica newspapers, and he participated in research on cult places and culture of death in Roma with Dr Dragoljub Djordjevic's team, and he contributed the book Cultural Places and Death Culture among Roma. He won first places at the Republican Poetry Contest of the Roma and at the International Roma Contest in Budapest.
He published a collection of poems Ak avilam. He lived and worked in Prokuplje as a professor.

 

 

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Belgrade, November 6th, 2017

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President Damjanovic with delegation at the in

 

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PARTICIPATION OF PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR OF PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC WITH DELEGATION ON INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN INDIA




At the invitation of the National Banjara Professor's Association and All India Banjara Seva Sangh and the founder Mr. Rama Naik, the World Roma Organization, participated in the 6th National Banjara professor conference and the international seminar on culture and folk tradition of Roma and Banjara in the period from 04.10.-11.10.2017. in India (Bengalur, Mumbai, Indor and New Delhi).

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF  PARTICIPATION OF JOVAN DAMJANOVIC AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNA

 

 

 

At the invitation of the Universal Peace and Partnership Organization, the President of the World Roma Organization, Jovan Damjanovic, attended the Universal Peace Conference under the name "Perspectives of a Sustainable Peace in Europe - the vision of the United Nations, the role of deputies and civil society, with a special focus on exploring the role that parliamentarians in cooperation with civil society, is able to play in securing peace for Europe and the wider neighborhood ", which was held on September 15, 2017. in Vienna, Austria.

The President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, addressed the audience and spoke about:

1. Peace, freedom and an inclusive society in the modern world
2. Civil society and democracy
3. Roma civil society

In his further addressing to the present, the President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, referred to the necessity of joint action and cooperation between parliamentarians and the target society in order to represent the interests of members of the Roma community on a global level.

During the conference, the project "International Association of Peace Representatives" was launched, which was opened last year for Europe during the events in the British "House of Parliament" in London.

The conference was attended by parliamentarians from Italy, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Serbia, as well as parliamentarians from all political parties represented in the Austrian parliament.

 

Belgrade,

18.09.2017.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF

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ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF THE KING OF THE ROMA TRUMPET MUSIC AND AMBASSADOR OF ROMA NATION
FEJAT SEJDIC

 


 


World Roma Organization and Peace Ambassador Jovan Damjanovic declare deep condolences over the death of our great Fejada Sejdic and share the pain and sorrow with his family.
We lost a great man and doyen of trumpet music which was important not only for the Roma culture but for the whole world of music and art.


Fejat Sejdic has developed his own distinctive style, which puthim in place of one of the best and most representative representatives of Roma brass bands, in favor is sayingt that this virtuoso conqueror of all Award, as First Trumpet, the Golden Trumpet, Best orchestra, twice received the October award of Bojnik, many praise from domestic and international festivals, famous plaque Yugoslavia.

The World Roma Organization awarded him a gold medal as a great artist for contributing to expansion and promotion of Roma culture and tradition.

He played with the most famous musicians, and the sounds of his trumpet blew the soul to the well-known statesmen as Josip Broz Tito, Charles De Gaulle, Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic, president Zoran Djindjic, Milo Djukanovic, Orson Welles, Willy Brandt, Leonid Brezhnev, Salvador Dali, Ayrton Sena, Great actor Richard Barton who especially loved our country, the English Queen Elizabeth II.

The most famous composers have worked on arrangements and compositions for him and among them Rade Vuckovic Niski, which has written one of the most famous song '' Fejat Dirlada '' or as popularly known '' Play Play Fejade ''.

The sound of your trumpet will remain forever remembered in Roma and world music, and will live in our hearts.
Rest in peace legend!

 

Sekretariat of WRO

Belgrade 22. Avgust 2017.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Press release regarding the 2nd August – Roma

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Press release regarding August 2, the day of the genocide against Roma


On the occasion of August 2, the day of the genocide against Roma, the president of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, said:

"Unlike other mass deaths in the 20th century, what happened to Roma in Europe during the Second World War has not yet found a unique name. This fact is enough to illustrate the very foggy picture that we have today about the mass and systematic killing of Roma.

In the mid-nineties of the last century, the extermination of Roma was first named.
Roma linguist and activist Ian Henkok introduced the word Porajmos (destruction) to denote the national socialist politics of extermination of Roma and Sinti in the Second World War.

In Serbia, the term Porajmos is almost not used for the massive suffering of Roma and Sinti in the Second World War, but it is only mentioned sometimes.


2. August is taken as the day of genocide against the Roma, when Gestapo commander Heinrich Himmler ordered that all Roma from the Third Reich be deported to the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


The gas chambers, persecutions, executions without evidence, prisons, ghettos, banned zones and experimental scalpels of doctors from Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald and other torture chambers have killed the lives of 3,500,000 Roma.


In one word, the Roma passed through Dante's circle of hell from Vitos via Jasi to Auschwitz and Jasenovac.


The exact number of executed Roma and Cynthia is not known, because living on the margins of European societies, they did not even enter official statistics. It is assumed that the number of their victims is greater than 3.5 million.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President Damjanovic sent a birthday card to

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President Damjanovic congrtulates birthday to Professor Dr Shyam Shashi

 

 

The President of World Roma Organization , Ambassador of Fence and Academician Jovan Damjanovic, sent a birthday card to Dr Shyam Singh Shashi, wishing, on behalf of Roma citizens and in his personal name good health, lots of happiness and success, new contacts and scientific achievements for the benefit of the Roma and Indian people.

"Your name is related to the revival and recognition of Roma in the diaspora with the mother of India, the defense of the diasporic relations of Roma in the geopolitical space of Europe and around the world the development of the spirituality and patriotism of the Roma people."

That is why you received the respect of millions of Roma people in Europe and around the world, Damjanovic said.

Damjanovic wished to Professor Shyam Singh Shashi , good health happiness and new successes in his beneficial and responsible mission.

 

 

 

Belgrade,

01.07.2017.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damja

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President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, appointed by Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists (SKANU) for Academician and member of the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists!



In Belgrade, June 28, 2017. , In a very dignified way, as the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists is, it is marked , as the traditional manifestation, Vidovdan, the day of the Academy.


The solemn manifestation was held at the Center for Fine Arts - "Jovan Kolundzija", and besides the members of the Academy, many of the guests, Belgrade citizens, representatives of city authorities, cultural and scientific workers attended it.


During the solemn ceremony,
Prof. dr Sreto Noga i Prof. dr Mirko Kerkez aearded the Plaque to Jovan Damjanovic, the President of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador of Peace, who was appointed Academician and regular member of Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists SKANU, for his cultural and political activities and contributions in promoting human rights and equality as well as his dedication, As the Peace Ambassador to the United Nations, in promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers and building peace, educating young people, and restoring family life and family as the basic cell and pillar of society.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Congress of the World Roma Federation named "T

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Congress of the World Roma Federation named "Together for the Roma in Europe until 2020"


At the invitation of the President of the World Roma  Federation , Jamie Sztojke, the President of the World Roma Organization, Jovan Damjanovic, attended the Congress of the World Federation of Roma under the name "Together for the Roma in Europe until 2020", which was held from 18-20 June 2017. In Budapest, Hungary.

The President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, addressed the audience and spoke about:
1. Necessity of connecting Roma Europe and America
2. Economic issues of Roma
3. Roma education
4. The need to form a European party that will represent the interests of Roma in Europe
5. Dissemination and respect for human rights of national minorities


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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT



Belgrade, 2nd December 2012 – President of World Roma Organization Jovan Damjanovic and general secretary of World Roma Organization Bajram Haliti participated amongst others on the conference “Learning from the past: the Roma Holocaust” that was organized on 26th November 2012 in European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, in organization of ERIO, “Europe for citizens”, European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee.


President of World Roma Organization Jovan Damjanovic:


“Respected ladies and gentlemen, I want to greet all present persons and thank to Mr. Ivanov – ERIO’s executive director, as well to other co-organizers for invitation to participate on this significant conference.


With law about protection of German blood was massively executed genocide over the Roma. First in Germany, and then in all European countries occupied by the Third Reich. Decrees, provisions, persecutions, evictions, executions without evidence, crimes for prevention and self-protection, prisons, ghettos, prohibited zones, gas chambers of Auschwitz, experimental scalpels of doctors from Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald and other torture chambers took the lives of 3,500,000 Roma. Shortly, Roma passed Dante’s hell from Vitosa, via Jassy and Auschwitz, to Jasenovac.

Historians forget those 3,500,000 Roma, who disappeared in the smoke of crematories or bonfires built by Nazis. However, it is a fact. In most books about concentration camps – there is not even one line, even a phrase about Roma.


Roma genocide’s victims haven’t been compensated. Entire world knows for killing of six and half millions of Jews; entire world speaks about tragedy of Jewish nation. However, few of them speak about Roma tragedy; few knows that in camps of Third Reich were both killed three and half millions of Roma.

Our three and half millions of Roma in World War II still haven’t been officially recognized from side of German government. There is no any official book in which is spoken about Roma Holocaust. Let’s say that three and half millions is closest to truth - three and half millions for one forgotten Holocaust.   

Starting from Poraimos in World War II should be started questions of humanity, democracy and equal value of all people. So far, on this issue only Swedish government done something, when in June 1997 on head with president of government Geran Persson, Karl Bilt, Olof Johansson, Lars Leijonborg, Mariann Samuelssen and Alf Svensson started initiative for wide informative enterprise about Annihilation with title “Live history”.

Roma are nation towards whom history haven’t been gentle, towards whom it was even expressively cruel. Despite the fact that they lived and survived numerous extremely difficult conditions, many continued requisitions, many humiliations, persecutions and pogroms, they still remained expressively proud nation.

 



What is necessary to be done now is:

•    To gather in one place all available documentation about suffering of Roma in World War II, and especially genocide victims;

•    To ask from European Council in Strasbourg to enable gathering of all material about genocide in one center;

•    To establish a center for genocide, by which would be acquired location from which later would grow museum with staff which would be supported by all interested persons materially and with information;

•    It is necessary to make a “database” about genocide victims with first and last name of victims, with use of modern computer technology.

Determination of number of genocide victims in World War II should be a basis for setting the request for full compensation to Roma victims of genocide.” – concluded Damjanovic, and informed organizers with World Roma Organization’s position that soon should be held special conference in Council of Europe with one subject – “Roma Territoriality”, apropos idea of gathering Roma in its own state out of states in which they currently exist. President Damjanovic argued proposal of establishing its own state with following premises:


•    In some European countries are still drastically violated Roma human rights, and still is present segregation in education, and still are present racial attacks to our national minority, and still there is no understanding for integration of our national community in some countries in which Roma exist, and still there is no understanding for affirmation of cultural value and getting institutions for development of national identity of Roma national community, and still Roma live on endmost margins of poorness, and still is denied use of Roma language in educational institutions and medias… Those are in brief most important reasons for starting the initiative for establishing of Roma state.”


General secretary of World Roma Organization Bajram Haliti:


World War II brought to Roma greatest sufferings that history records about this nation. In function of racial-fascistic theory of “pure race” Roma are persecuted worse than the beasts. They are taken into the concentration camps, killed or exterminated in gas chambers.

 



Fascism and Nazism inflicted too much evil to humanity so that they could be so easily forgot. Those evils even mustn’t be forgotten! Reminding on them, as a darkest part of newer human history, is in the interest of all nations and societies of the world. That is in the interest of nations and those countries on whose territory Fascism arisen as an ideology and form of rule. Not to infinitely bear the hypothec and complex of guiltiness that, by the way, even can’t be attributed to part of contemporaries of Fascism, and not to future generations, but to fight with other nations jointly for complete eradication of old and every new Fascism and neo-Nazism as a common enemy. This is even more important since the ideology of Fascism and Nazism is not even far away repressed from the minds of individuals, groups and entire layers, as their ideally and political preference, but it long time ago finds its embodiment in organizing and activities of its old and new supporters.  

Nazis have during their panic run from Auschwitz at the end of 1945 burned or destroyed all material that could offer statistical data to determine how many prisoners were killed in Auschwitz.

In that way were destroyed all registers, directories, card-indexes, books about economy, as well as official acts, which could after all offer to us some data, although – according to testimonies of witnesses – they were recorded incorrectly, disorderly and in non-systematic manner.
Therefore it is not possible to answer to question how many victims were killed in Auschwitz, and other camps of death of Third Reich. There are very little prisoners who were in camps for some time and released to freedom, and there is not even a hundred of them who succeeded in last hour to break through out of camp.

On the conference was earlier highlighted that Nazis were sending to camps of Third Reich prisoners for work; it was highlighted that there were arriving numerous transports of men, women and children, who were brought to camp and there liquidated in nights, or were killed somewhere in surroundings of camp, and that they even haven’t been brought to the camp.

As it was underlined, it will never be possible to determine precise number of victims that was swallowed by Auschwitz-Burkenau, but based on all researches, it can be concluded that number of 3.500.000 corresponds to reality about sufferings of Roma in camps of Third Reich.

Based on determined facts, witnesses, historical and legal documents, it is doubtless that during World War II was performed genocide crime over the Roma. 

All of us who want to live in society that is distinguished with human values, democracy and equality of all people, must raise against the ideology of violence and establish bridges of cooperation and tolerance. We can’t peacefully and quietly watch as ideas of neo-Nazism are again spread and as their crimes are being denied. Who forgot history, he risks to repeat it.” – concluded Haliti.


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