F8 Commemoration

During the night of 2 August 1944, the remaining 2,897 Roma and Sinti prisoners at the “Gypsy” camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau were murdered in the gas chambers by SS guards. Commemorating this tragic event has become one of the most important public memorial ceremonies in post-war European Roma culture. Every year, Sinti and Roma from all over Europe gather at the site of the former “Gypsy” camp.