France

Information material for the general public: 

(Auto)Biographies:
Bernadac, C. (1979). L’holocauste oublié: le massacre des Tsiganes. Paris: Éditions France-Empire. [There are some translations]

Gartner, G. (2006). Matéo Maximoff, carnets de route. Éditions Alteredit.

Lacková, E. (2000). Je suis née sous une bonne étoile: Ma vie de femme tsigane en Slovaquie. Paris: Harmattan. [Original in Czech and Romani]

Lamazères, G. (2009). Dernier round à Neuengamme. Toulouse: Editions Privat.

Yoors, J. (1992). La croisée des chemins: la guerre secrète des Tsiganes: 1940-1944. Paris: Phébus. [Original in English]

Novels:
Hackl, E. (1991). L'adieu à Sidonie. Aix-en-Provence: Alinea. [Original in German. There is another translation in 1997, published in Belfort by Circé].

Jimenes, G. (2009). J'ai vu pleurer un vieux Tsigane. Paris: Oskar Editions. [For children]

Laher, L. (2006). Dégénérescence de la chair du coeur: roman. Arles: Actes Sud. [Original in German]

Lakatos, M. (1986). Couleur de fumée: une épopée tzigane. Arles: Actes Sud. [Original in Hungarian]

Mehr, M. (1987). Age de pierre. Paris: Aubier. [Original in German]

Cartoon books:
Mirror, K. (1994). Le Jollec - Chronique Du Camp De Montreuil-Bellay (1940-1944). Digne-les Bains: Editions de l'Anjou.

Mirror, K. (2008). Tsiganes: 1940-1945 le camp de concentration de Montreuil-Bellay. Paris: E. Proust éditions.

To know more about the author and his exhibitions, and also to see some images, click here.

Radio:
The programme "Mémoires Vives. L'émission de radio de la Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah" (Living memoirs) broadcast interviews about the Genocide of the Roma, for instance H. Asséo's one on the 14 december 2008, with the titel"Histoire et mémoire des Tsiganes" (Roma History and Remembrance).

Project:
"Une mémoire française. Les Tsiganes pendant la Seconde guerre mondiale, 1939-1946" [A French commemoration. The Roma during WWII, 1939-1946]

Contact: Evelyne Pommerat
Tel.: +33 1 40 35 12 17

From April to December 2010 there will be in France a row of activities (cinema showings, conferences, exhibitions) in commemoration of the persecution and genocide of the Roma during WWII. These events are organised by Tony Gatlif and several Roma institutions, and they invite associations to join the project.

The website includes articles and information about historical facts: “Histoire et mémoire tsiganes” (Roma history and its remembrance).

Workshop:
The Education Department of the “Mémorial de la Shoah” organises workshops for school and high-school students with the title “Destins Tsiganes” (The fate of the Roma).

Tel.: +33 1 53 01 17 26
E-mail: education@memorialdelashoah.org

Websites:
The LDH (Ligue des Droits de l’Homme) has a working group for issues related to Roma and Travellers. It offers news and information, for instance, about internment camps in France during the Second World War. One example is the website of LDH Toulon, under the heading “Histoire et colonies”.
The site of “Chemins de Mémoire” of the Government of France includes information and pictures about internment camps for Roma people in France.

Article:
Brient, S. (2006). “Jargeau, camp d’internement de Tsiganes et autres parias”, Orléans.mag, n° 35.

Exhibitions about the Genocide of the Roma:
The following exhibitions are related to the project “Une mémoire française. Les Tsiganes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, 1939-1946”:

The Centre Social des Alliers organises the travelling exhibition “Le camp d'internement des ‘Alliers’ – Angoulême” (The internment camp ‘Alliers’ – Angoulême).

Tel.: +33 5.45.25.08.15
E-mail: cs.les-alliers@wanadoo.fr

The Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône offers the travelling exhibition “Un camp pour les Tsiganes. Saliers, Bouches-du-Rhône, 1942-1944” (A Roma camp. Saliers, Bouches-du-Rhône, 1942-1944).

Contact: Marc Bianchina
Tel.: + 33 4.91.08.61.86
Address: 18, rue Mirés - 13003 Marseille

Art exhibitions:
All these art exhibitions are organised in the framework of the project “Une mémoire française. Les Tsiganes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, 1939-1946”:

“Samudaripen”, an exhibition of Félix Monget’s drawings. Click here to see some images.

“Une mémoire des camps français 1939-1945”, a picture exhibition by Patrick Bard.

“Réputés nomades”, a picture exhibition by Valérie Leray.

“Tsiganes”, exhibition based in the cartoon book Tsiganes: 1940-1945 le camp de concentration de Montreuil-Bellay by K. Mirror.

Sébastien Kuntz’s exhibitions:
This French artist has organised several exhibitions of gravures about the Samudaripen, for instance in 2008, in Saintes-Maries de la Mer (France) or in Strasbourg (France), during the “Semaine de la Mémoire et de la Transmission”. He also held an exhibition about this topic for the “Festival - Château du Hohlandsbourg” (France) in 2009.