Setback for Roma Holocaust monument

24th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

25 November 2004 , BERLIN - Efforts to move forward plans for a Sinti and Roma Holocaust monument have become bogged down again in the German parliament over the word "gypsies". Members of all major political parties expressed dismay that no compromise has been found as yet on avoiding use of the term. A compromise plan to dedicate the planned Berlin memorial to "all persons called 'gypsies' by the Nazis" failed to win support for passage on Wednesday. At issue is whether the Sinti and Roma groupings repre

25 November 2004

BERLIN - Efforts to move forward plans for a Sinti and Roma Holocaust monument have become bogged down again in the German parliament over the word "gypsies".

Members of all major political parties expressed dismay that no compromise has been found as yet on avoiding use of the term.

A compromise plan to dedicate the planned Berlin memorial to "all persons called 'gypsies' by the Nazis" failed to win support for passage on Wednesday.

At issue is whether the Sinti and Roma groupings represent all traveller peoples who were persecuted by the Nazi regime.

DPA

Subject: German news

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