Finland

Information material for the general public: 

Novels:

Lakatos, M. (1981). Katkerat savut: romaani. Helsinki: Librum. [Original in Hungarian]

Mehr, M. (1990). Kirvesaika. Helsinki: Kirjapaja. [Original in German]

Nikupaavola, R. et al.(1995). Kirjavaliot: neljä lyhennettyä menestysteosta. Helsinki: Valitut palat. [Original in English. This book includes Ja viulut vaikenivat - And the violins stopped playing - by A. Ramati]

Veijo Baltzar's works and projects:

He has written dos novels related to the topic of the Genocide of the Roma:

- Phuro (2000). Helsinki: Tammi.

- Sodassa ja rakkaudessa (2008). Helsinki: Tammi. To read more about this novel, click here (in English) or click here (in Finnish).

The topic of the second novel is the basis for the play With the guitar of seven strings, which is part of the European Roma Theatre Project "The forgotten Genocide". This project involves diffrent countries, such as Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic and France.

To get more information about Veijo Baltzar's life and works, click here (in English), click here (in Finnish) or click here (in Finnsih).

Institution:

The International Romani Writer's Association (IRWA) organised in 2004 the "Ars Baltica - Romani Writers' Congress" (in Tammisaari). One of the main topics was the Holocaust.

This institution is also in charge of the European Roma Theatre Project "The forgotten Genocide", which involves different countries, such as Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic and France.

Websites:

On the website "Hitler's Third Reich and World War II" it is possible to read news related to Roma and WWII.

On the website “Kuuluisat romanit” there is a list with the names and the achievements of many Roma, some of them are artists whose works are related to the topic of the Genocide.

Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM: