Training materials / teaching materials

Keen E. (2014) Right to Remember- A handbook for Education with Young People on the Roma Genocide. Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publishing.

Factsheets on Roma History, within the framework of the Project “Education of Roma Children in Europe”, available on line in Romani, English, French and German:

Wogg, M. et al. (eds.). “5.0. Holocaust”
Baumgartner, G. “5.1. Concentration camps”
Boursier, G. “5.2. The Nazi Period in Italy”
Hubert, M.-C. “5.3. Internment in France 1940-1946”
Zimmermann, M. “5.4. The Nazi Period in the Baltic States”
Ionescu, V. “5.5. Deportations from Romania”
Baumgartner, G. “6.0. The Situation of Concentration Camp Survivors”

Council of Europe (ed.). (2009). Le témoignage du survivant en classe. [Available only in French]

Council of Europe (ed.). Teaching Remembrance. Education for the Prevention of crimes against Humanity.

Lecomte, J.-M. (2001). Teaching about the Holocaust in the 21st Century. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.[There are translations into French, Italian and Portuguese].

Teacher training

The project “Teaching remembrance - Education for the prevention of crimes against humanity” offers seminars about the Holocaust, including the Genocide of the Roma. For instance, the "European Seminar, 'Teaching Remembrance': Budapest, 16-17 April 2004".

The Pestalozzi Programme regularly organises different workshops and seminars on the topic of the Holocaust, including the Genocide of the Roma.

The project "Learning and teaching about the history of Europe in the 20th century" organized in 2000 two training programmes for educational staff, which included the Genocide of the Roma: "Teaching about the Holocaust" (Vilnius, Lithuania, 1-6 April 2000) and “Teaching about the Holocaust and the History of Genocide in the 21st Century”(Donaueschingen, Germany, 6-10 November 2000).

Cultural activities

The Council of Europe launched the Route of the Roma Culture and Heritage in 2009. The objective of the Route of Roma Culture and Heritage is to increase the knowledge of people in Europe about Roma history, culture, values and lifestyle, to encourage the contribution of Roma to Europe’s cultural life and diversity and ultimately contribute to giving a positive value to an image of Roma which are, more often than not, perceived in a negative and stereotyped way.

To achieve this, the Cultural Route has first developed a network of organisations (associations, museums, documentation and cultural centres, art and education institutions, festivals, etc.;) which work together towards developing a common set of activities.

As a second stage, the Route has evolved as a series of tourist itineraries across different cities and territories of Europe, which would allow visitors to gain a more thorough understanding of Roma culture. The activities will be carried out in 2010 and include a remembrance of the Genocide of the Roma during WWII.

For a better understanding of the Route and its importance from a cultural and historical point of view, the following text edited by the Council of Europe is available:

Liégeois, J.-P. The Route of Roma Culture and Heritage. [There are translations into French and Romani]