In 2009, thanks to a long-term effort of the Museum of Romani Culture and Roma Activists, the state purchased the former camp and subsequently in 2012–2016 the National Pedagogical Museum and Library of Jan Amos Komenský built the Memorial and permanent exhibitions. The Museum of Romani Culture also participated in the preparation. At the beginning of 2018, the premises of the memorial were taken over by the Museum of Romani Culture and work on the completion of the exhibition began.
List of literature
Use the following bibliography, videos, and important links to learn more about the history of the place and its current form.
Monography and specialized texts relating mainly to the persecution of the Roma in Bohemia and Moravia, or to the so-called Gypsy camp in Hodonín u Kunštátu
Horváthová, Jana. Possibilities of integration on the example of Moravian Roma, Prague. In: Romano džaniben 1 (1). 1994. The life and fate of the two oldest Roma families in Moravia, the Daniels and the Holomkas, in the pre-war period, which complements the picture of the Roma later persecuted during World War II.Online:http://www.dzaniben.cz/article.html?x=l&a=1a826492e66cabe081ba71c550e2ab28&m=002b666e42d85f921a8ee0ee4a290105&t=1
Horváthová, Jana (ed.): Ma bisteren-let´s not forget. History of the Gypsy camp in Hodonín u Kunštátu.(1942-1943) Brno. Museum of Romani Culture. 1997 ISBN 80-238-1794-9
Nečas, Ctibor. Gypsy question in years 1938-1942. Brno. In: The magazine of Matice Moravská 91, č. 3-4. s. 305 – 315. Published by Matice moravská. 1972
Nečas, Ctibor. Gypsies in Hodonín u Kunštátu in years 1940-1943. In: Moravian homeland studies journal 25; 26. Published by Museum and Homeland Company, in Brno, 1973; 1974
Nečas, Ctibor. Inhabitants of Gypsy camps in Moravia. In: Magazine of Matice moravská 96, č. 3 – 4, s. 313 – 323. Published by. Matice moravská. 1977
Nečas, Ctibor. Fate of czech and slovak Gypsies in years 1939 – 1945. Brno. Compilations of Faculty of Education of University J.E.Purkyně, vol 19 (at present Masaryk University in Brno). 1981
Nečas, Ctibor. Andr’oda taboris. Prisoners of Protectorate Gypsy camps 1942-1943. Brno. Town council of the Czech antifascist fighters association. 1987 The publication presents basic information about the operation of labor camps in Lety u Písku and Hodonín u Kunštátu in years 1942 – 1943, contains a list of names and basic information about the prisoners of that time. The publication presents used materials and literature as well as black and white photographic supplement.
Nečas, Ctibor. Brno transport of Gypsies to the Auschwitz I concentration camp. In: Universitas, č. 4, s. 21 – 26. Revue of Masaryk University. 1993
Nečas, Ctibor. We cannot forget – Našťi bisteras. Olomouc. Palacký University. 1994. ISBN: 80-7067-354-0
Transcripts of recorded memories of the Roma imprisoned in concentration camps. The book also contains a list of recommended literature and a dictionary of slang used in concentration camps.
Nečas, Ctibor. Andr´oda taboris. Tragedy of the Protectorate Gypsy camps in Lety and Hodonín. Brno. Masaryk University. 1995. ISBN: 80-210-1092-4 Introductory word to the publication Nečas, Ctibor. Andr´oda taboris. 1987.
Nečas, Ctibor. Transport of the Roma prisoners from Hodonín to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Bulletin of the Museum of Romani Culture 6, s. 33-35. Brno. 1997
Nečas, Ctibor. Czech Roma Holocaust. Prague. Prostor. 1999. ISBN: 80-7260-022-2The publication published on the occasion of the international scientific conference The Holocaust Phenomenon, Prague – Terezín, describes in detail the functioning of the so-called Gypsy camps in Lety u Písku, Hodonín u Kunštátu and Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is based on literature, archival documents and memoirs of survivors.
Nečas, Ctibor. Memory list. 2. Names and figures of the poor who were forcibly concentrated in the Gypsy Camp II
(Hodonín, near. Blansko, 1942-1943). Praha. National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Comenius, (in print) .2012
Schuster, Michal. Process with Blažej Dydy based on materials of the special people’s court in Brno in 1947. 2013. Romano džaniben.
The article focuses on the fate of Blažej Dydy, a prisoner and prison official in the Protectorate of the so-called Gypsy camp in Hodonín u Kunštátu and in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and in particular the retribution trial conducted with B. Dydy in 1947, which was reconstructed on the basis of a preserved court file
. Available also online: http://www.dzaniben.cz/article.html?x=l&a=f6518e28e408316b8b8f93eb385d523a&m=002b666e42d85f921a8ee0ee4a290105&t=3
Reminiscence of survivors or the descendants recorded in text or audio / video form.
Nečas, Ctibor. We cannot forget – Našťi bisteras. Olomouc. Palacký University. 1994. ISBN: 80-7067-354-0 Transcripts of recorded memories of Roma imprisoned in concentration camps. The book also contains a list of recommended literature and a dictionary of slang used in concentration camps.
Kramářová, Jana. (Doesn´t)hurt: memories of the Roma of the war and life after the war. Prague. Člověk v tísni. 2005. ISBN: 80-86961-04-4 The memories of the Roma of their war suffering and coming to terms with the postwar events.
…these are difficult memories Rychlíková, Monika. 2002
A documentary film about the fate of the Roma in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The Museum of Romani Culture cooperated on the film. Questions about availability at www.rommuz.cz www.pametromu.cz
Video interviews with the Roma reflecting important historical events related to the Roma Holocaust and other milestones of Roma history. The server is managed by ROMEA, o.p.s., records are also archived in the Museum of Romani Culture and at the Roma Studies Seminar KSES FF UK (Faculty of Arts, Charles University).
The story of Peter Baláž Zdařilová, Eva. In: Romano džaniben 14 (3): 130-137. 2007 Interview with the surviving daughter and retelling the story of Peter Baláž, who survived the conditions of the Nazi camps; it also includes a reflection on the impact on the offsprings of the survivors in their personal liveshttp://www.dzaniben.cz/article.html?x=l&a=7e72fba23ed19abee90c94c190fe7be5
Museum of Romani Culture, Brno www.rommuz.cz
Researchers are provided with an extensive collection of audio recordings of biographical and memory stories of witnesses.
Romany, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
http://www.romistika.eu/ An extensive fund of audio recordings with witnesses in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Publicistic texts and videos
The realization of the Memorial Hodonín u Kunštátu http://www.romea.cz/cz/zpravodajstvi/domaci/budouci-podoba-pamatniku-romskeho-holocaustu-v-hodonine-u-kunstatu-je-jiz-znama-vyhral-navrh-studenta-cvut
Holomek, Karel. The current name of the memorial in Hodonín does not reflect the fact of the Roma genocide
(comment) Online: http://www.romea.cz/cz/publicistika/komentare/karel-holomek-soucasny-nazev-pamatniku-v-hodonine-u-kunstatu-nereflektuje-fakt-romske-genocidy
Establishement of the premises and exposition of the Memorial Hodonín u Kunštátu Author: National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J.A. Komenský. Published: 20.12.2017
Documentary film. Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEFtIHXMe-M
Video recording of Bohuslav Sobotka’s speech during the ceremony in Hodonín u Kunštátu
Source. Romea.cz. 21.8.2017 Online: http://www.romea.cz/cz/zpravodajstvi/domaci/videozaznam-projev-bohuslava-sobotky-pri-pietnim-aktu-v-hodonine-u-kunstatu
The Museum of Romani Culture as the administrator of the Memorial in Hodonín u Kunštátu. Information on the transfer of the site of the former Gypsy camp in Hodonín to the Museum of Romani Culture administration. Until then it had been administered by the National Pedagogical Museum and the J.A. Komenský Library. Source: Romea. cz. 20.1.2018 Online: http://www.romea.cz/cz/zpravodajstvi/domaci/muzeum-romske-kultury-prevezme-oficialne-areal-pamatniku-v-hodonine-u-kunstatu
Video recordings of the reverent act in Hodonín u Kunštátu. Source: Romea. cz. 20.8.2017. Online: http://www.romea.cz/cz/kalendar-akci/v-hodonine-u-kunstatu-se-v-nedeli-uskutecni-tradicni-pietni-akt-k-ucteni-pamatky-romskych-obeti-holocaustu
Roma partisans and resistance movements
In the article, Ctibor Nečas presents several Roma partisans or Roma active in the resistencehttp://www.romea.cz/cz/romano-vodi/ctibor-necas-pro-romano-vodi-romsti-partyzani-a-hnuti-odporu
Education, courses, tutors, information
Educational portal dedicated to the Holocaust of the Jews and the Roma
Educational Project The disappeared Roma and the Roma today
Educational portal to the history of the Roma, includes an interactive map that can be used to find information or witnesses to specific places and locations.
Site dealing with the denial of the Roma Holocaust, the impact of denial on contemporary society, the legal aspect and legal action against denial; it also includes a short film The Cross in Memory, with the testimony of Arnošt Vintro and a methodological sheet for working with the film. www.moderni-dejiny.cz Portal for teachers, students and pupils, where it is possible to find, in addition to professional texts on the topics, methodological materials.