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Europe remembers Sinti, Roma murdered under Nazi rule

On August 2, 1944, 4,300 Sinti and Roma were killed in the gas chambers of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. 

Genocide survivors described the horrors.

  • Deutsche Welle

To this day, many of their descendants are refused compensation.

“Dear Banetla, I have to tell you that my two youngest children have died.”

Those words were written by Margarete Bamberger in a 1943 letter to her sister in Berlin.

It was smuggled out of what was known as the “gypsy camp” at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Margarete, her husband Willi and their children were all detained at the death camp.

Margarete and Willi survived the ordeal.

Their children did…

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