NEWS

Dear visitors,
as a result of government measures, the season will not start as of 1 April 2020 as planned. We will inform you about the opening of the memorial to the public here and also on the website of the Museum of Romani Culture and Social Networks.

 

Exhibitions in the Memorial

Genocide of Roma and Sinti during the Second World War
in the premises of the Prisoners’ House

The exhibition focuses on the theme of Nazi persecution and slaughter of Roma during World War II, especially in the territory of today’s Czech Republic. The exhibition is accompanied by a video recording of the memories of witnesses.

Selected findings from archaeological research in the former Gypsy camp in Lety u Písku
(in cooperation with the Department of Archeology of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen)
in the premises of the Prisoners’ House

A collection of selected items from prisoners’ personal equipment and prison barracks and camp fencing, which were extracted during archaeological research at the former so-called Gypsy camp in Lety in 2017. The research was carried out by the Department of Archeology of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Campaigns: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage ”.

Results of the competition of Emílie Machálková and Karel Holomek dedicated to the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust
(in cooperation with Živá paměť)
in the premises of the Guards’ House

Competition models of monuments / sculptures design with given theme and winning composition op. 42 “1396” dedicated to the Holocaust Memorial of the Roma and Sinti in Moravia in Hodonín u Kunštátu and to the victims of the Roma Holocaust.

 

Introduction of the Memorial

The Protectorate so-called Gypsy camp was opened in Hodonín u Kunštátu on August 2, 1942.

The so-called Gypsy camp in Hodonín u Kunštátu was established on the site of the former punitive labor camp and collection camp.

The Hodonín camp had a capacity of 300 people in summer and 200 in winter. However, already during August 1942, police patrols escorted more than 1,000 mostly Roma families, including women, children and the elderly.

In the winter of 1942/1943, an epidemic of spotted and abdominal typhoid broke out in the camp, which resulted in quarantine.

According to available sources, there were 1 396 men, women and children, mostly Roma from Moravia interned in the so-called Gypsy camp in Hodonín u Kunštátu during its existence (August 2, 1942 – September 30, 1943).

From history

  • The Protectorate so-called Gypsy camp was opened on August 2, 1942.
  • The so-called Gypsy camp was established on the site of the punitive camp (opened on August 10) and collection camp (from January 1, 1942).
  • Elderly German people not fit for the removal were interned in the camp. Out of these 80 did not survive the camp internment.
  • A forced labor camp for the opponents of the communist regime operated here in 1949 and 1950.
  • The first public reverent gathering takes place at the site of mass graves in Žalov on March 18, 1973.
  • Museum of Romani Culture takes over the site of the memorial at the beginning of 2018.

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