During December 13-23, 2016 within the framework of The Tragedy of Roma People and the Memory of It in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany” “Tkuma” Institute research associates conducted search and research work in archival and scientific institutions of Odesa and Chisinau (Moldova).

On December 5-10, 2016 “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associate Valentyn Rybalka visited Uzhgorod. The visit was aimed at conducting scholarly consultations and search for artifacts for creation of exhibitionThe Tragedy of Roma People: Past and Present at the Holocaust Museum.

“Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associates Iegor Vradii and Denys Shatalov visited Kyiv museums. The trip was organized within the development of museum and mobile exhibitions dedicated to Roma genocide during World War II. The aim of the visit was to get acquainted with experience of Kyiv museums in demonstration of this issue in museum exhibitions.

On October 7−8, 2016 in Lviv “Tkuma” Institute organized working visits of Iryna Radchenko, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associate, with partners and scholarly advisors of within the project “The Tragedy of Roma People in Ukraine and Moldova”. The project became possible due to the support of The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and provides for scholarly research of Porajmos in Ukraine and Moldova, as well as the creation and presentation of mobile exhibition in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany and permanent exhibition at Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in Dnipro.

Today, August 2 we mark Remembrance Day for the victims of the genocide of the Sinti and Roma.

On the night of 2 - 3 August, 1944 in the gas chambers of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau about 3 thousand Roma and Sintiwas were killed. 20 years ago on November 23, 1996 the leaders of Roma organizations in Europe and the United States make a decision to make 2 August an official commemorative date. Since 2004, in Ukraine, as in most civilized countries, this remembrance day is commemorated at the state level. During the war, the Nazis killed more than 20 thousand representatives of this nation living in Ukraine.

"Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum "Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine" expresses its sincere condolences to all representatives of the Roma people - victims and descendants of victims of the tragedy.

Our organizations are making practical efforts to preserve the memory of this genocide. Yesterday started the project "The tragedy of the Roma People and Memory of It in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany", which is supported by IHRA (The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance). The project will result is creation of the museum exhibition and mobile exhibition.

We invite all interested in this topic to cooperation!