Written Question on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

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Date Title Questioner
31 Jul 2020, 2:42 p.m. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative - Life peer) Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August.

Answered by Lord Greenhalgh - Minister of State (Home Office)

Every year we honour the memory of the Roma and Sinti population murdered by the Nazi's at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on 27 January. The 2nd of August marks the liquidation of the Gypsy Family camp' at Auschwitz-Birkenau and this year due to the restrictions on gatherings brought about by the Covid -19 pandemic we will be honouring the memory of the Roma and Sinti men, women and children murdered by the Nazi's on social media.

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