“They didn’t get to experience the world”: Roma children born and killed in camps get monument

Photo: Radek Petrášek, ČTK

This month a monument was unveiled in Liberec entitled To Children Who Didn’t Get to Know the World. The memorial is specifically to Roma children who were born and died in WWII camps – and follows years of research by historian Ivan Rous and others.

Czechia’s best-known WWII Nazi concentration camp for members of the Roma minority was in Lety, south Bohemia. A pig farm was built on the site in the 1970s and only demolished in 2022, after – following long years of discussion – the facility had been purchased by the Czech government. A new memorial to the victims of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust is planned there.

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Author: Ian Willoughby