MEMORIAL TO THE ROMA AND SINTI HOLOCAUST VICTIMS IN BERLIN
Type: Physical memorial
Creator: Dani Karavan
Dedication year: 2010
Updated: 10/18/2010 10:39:46 PM
The topmost photo on this page was taken when I visited Berlin in May 2005. The inscription on this placard puzzled me a bit at the time because it only informed me that a decision was taken to build a memorial on this spot, and that the memorial would be in remembrance to the Roma and Sinti that were killed in the Nazi’s extermination camps. Not when it would be built and who would design it. The placard felt like a hastily assembled substitute for a memorial that might be built in a distant future. I was therefore excited to learn that the German government and representatives for the two ethnic groups in December 2008 finally, after a dispute over details in the proposed design, had come to an accord. The memorial, which was designed by Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan, was supposed to be finished by the end of 2009 but when I visited the site in December 2009 the memorial was still under construction and there was not much to see except from a tent inside a fenced area.
Part of the series ''60th Anniversary of the End of WWII in Berlin''
A series of articles from the events in Berlin during the anniversary of the end of WWII. All articles.
• Soviet War Memorial in Berlin (Tiergarten)
• Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptower Park, Berlin (Soviet War Memorial)
• Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
• Neue Wache, Berlin
• Memorial to the Roma and Sinti Holocaust Victims in Berlin
• Memorial to Murdered Members of Parlament in Berlin
• The 60 th Anniversary of WWII in Berlin
• The 8 of May in Berlin: Day of Victory, Liberation or Defeat
• Images from the Ceremony at the Sowjetisches Ehrenmal on May 8
• The Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews Open for the Public
• More Images from The Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews in Berlin
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