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The Legacies of the Romani Genocide in Europe. Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

Palais de la Porte Dorée, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration La Maison rouge

Paris, May 17th-18th, 2018


This workshop explores the legacies of the genocide of Europe’s Roma in transnational and comparative perspective. We are particularly interested in three aspects of this history: the production and circulation of knowledge about the genocide from 1945 until today, the ways in which these cognitive frameworks have shaped institutional and legal practices, and the individuals and communities (Roma and non-Roma) whose personal histories intersected with – and shaped – these transformations of knowledge and institutions since 1945.


Conference organised in partnership with 

the network Legacies of the Roma Genocide in Europe since 1945, University of Liverpool (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council),

Centre Georg Simmel (CNRS/EHESS),

Palais de la Porte Dorée/Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, La Maison Rouge



Celia Donert (Universi y of Liverpool), Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool), Ilsen About



May 17th, 2018

Palais de la Porte Dorée, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration


Welcome and Reception at the Palais de la Porte Dorée

11:00 – 12:30

Visit to the exhibition Mondes tsiganes. La fabrique des images

12:30 – 14:00


14:15 – 14:30

Welcome speech

14:30 – 14:45


Celia Donert & Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool)

14:45 – 16:15

Panel 1: Producing, Circulating, and Silencing Knowledge about the Genocide of Roma

Chair: Henriette Asséo (EHESS, Paris)

Mikhail Tyaglyy (Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kiev)

Post-war  Soviet  investigations  of  Nazi  killings  of  the  Roma  and  the  myth  of  the  Great Patriotic War

Viorel Achim (Nicolae Iorga Institute for History, Bucharest)

The attitude of the Romanian authorities and Roma organizations to wartime deportees to Transnistria, 1945-1948

Pavel Baloun (Charles University, Prague)

“(Special)  schools”  and  “(labour)  camps”:  On  the  question  of  (dis-)continuities  in Czechoslovak anti-Gypsy measures, 1918-1958

16:15 – 16:45 coffee break

16:45 – 18:45

Panel 2: Personal Histories in the Shadow of Genocide

Chair: Ilsen About (CNRS / EHESS, Paris)

Licia Porcedda (EHESS, Paris)

Rosina and the others: The internment of Roma and Sinti in Italy during World War Two

Helena Sadílková (Charles University, Prague)

The post-war migration of Roma from Slovakia to the Czech Lands as a legacy of the genocide

Paola Trevisan (Free University of Bolzano)

Under an assumed name: A Croatian Roma family in Fascist Italy and after

Gerhard Baumgartner (Documentation Center of the Austrian Resistance, Vienna)

Unacknowledged - Early Roma testimonies of persecution and genocide 1938-1958


Invitation to Palazzo, Summer Terrace, Palais de la Porte Dorée


May 18th, 2018 La Maison rouge

9:30 – 11:00

Panel 3: Collective Memory and the Construction of Romani Identities in Postwar Europe

Chair: Michael Stewart (UCL, London)

Théophile Leroy (Sciences Po, Paris)

Identity construction and collective memory. The case of release requests of interned Roma and Sinti in France, 1940-1946

Petre Matei (Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest)

Roma survivors in communist Romania. From making money to making justice?

Danijel Vojak (Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb)

Collective memory and the selective commemoration of Roma victims (Samudaripen) in socialist Croatia, 1945-1991

11:00 – 11:15 coffee break


Panel 4: Memories of the Romani Genocide: Transnational Circulations

Chair: Eve Rosenhaft

María Sierra (Universidad de Sevilla)

The memory of the Roma genocide as a transnational matter: A conversation between Ionel Rotaru and Nico Rost (1963)

Ioanida Costache (Stanford University)

“Hear the winds blowing”: Remembering the Romani Holocaust in Romania

Slawomir Kapralski (Pedagogical University Krakow)

The memory of genocide and contemporary Roma identities

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Panel 5: Representing the Romani Genocide in (Post-)Communism

Chair: Celia Donert

Andrej Kotljarchuk (Södertörn University, Stockholm)

Give genocide a name: Representations of the Nazi genocide of Roma in Soviet and post- Soviet feature films and teleplays

Ljiljana Radonić (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Representations of Roma in post-communist memorial museums

15:00 – 15:30

Roundtable discussion Chair: Celia Donert


Visit to the exhibition Ceija Stojka, une artiste rom dans le siècle