Platform joins commemoration event at Roma concentration camp in Lety, Czech Republic on 24 June 2017

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience joined an international commemoration event organised by EGAM, the European Grassrots Anti-Racist Movement, at the site of the former concentration camp for Roma people operated by Czechs during WWII in Lety, South Bohemia, on Saturday 24 June 2017. A private pig farm is being operated on the site, despite decades of official promises by Czech governments to convert the site into a dignified memorial. About 200-300 people, representatives of Roma organisations and NGOs from several countries came to the event, as well as invited Czech politicians including Minister of Justice Mr Robert Pelikán. Platform Managing Director Neela Winkelmann was among the speakers. The ceremony concluded with laying flowers and weaving red roses into the fence of the property. (Photos: PEMC, Romea)

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