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Poland: Roma Caravan commemorates Holocaust

The idea for a Caravan Memorial to commemorate the Romani Holocaust began in 1996. Adam Bartosz, a curator of the Regional Museum in Tarnów and Adam Adrasz, President of the Roma Association in Tarnów, began the Caravan Memorial tradition together. This year's caravan will take place from 23-26 July.Borrowing horses from local stables and using old wagons from the museum's collection, the Romani residents of Tarnów commemorated the extermination of the Roma from Szczurowa by holding a memorial caravan procession. Over time the caravan grew larger and included Romani participants from other countries, developing into a four-day trip. The organizers continue this tradition in order to commemorate the Romani Holocaust, integrate Romani people into contemporary society, teach Romani children and youth about their culture and history, and to improve the image of Roma in Poland, including through using the internationally-accepted Romani anthem and flag. Starting in late July, the caravan leaves its starting point in Tarnów and makes symbolic stops along the way. At the cemetery in Żabno the caravan visits the mass grave of anonymous Romani people who died there during WWII. The grave is believed to contain the remains of 49 Roma from Germany and 12 Roma from Hungary who were murdered there. A priest and representatives of the local authorities say prayers there with the Romani caravan, which then travels on to the killing sites of Borzecin Dolny and Bielcza before spending three days camping in Szczurowa. During that time participants recall Romani camp life and customs of their previous travelling life that have long been forgotten. Source: press release of the Regional Museum in Tarnów, Poland  

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