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(Auto)Biographies:

Franz, L. (2004). Polizeilich zwangsentführt das Leben der Sintizza Lily van Angeren-Franz von ihr selbst erzählt. Hildesheim: Gerstenberg. [Original in Dutch]

Lessing, A. (1993). Mein Leben im Versteck: wie ein deutscher Sinti den Holocaust überlebte. Düsseldorf: Zebulon.

Malinowski, K. (2003). Das Schweigen wird gebrochen: Erinnerungn einer Sintezza an den Nationalsozialismus. Bayreuth: Bumerang.

Müller, J. M. (2002). Und weinen darf ich auch nicht...: Ausgrenzung, Sterilisation, Deportation - eine Kindheit in Deutschland. Berlin: Parabolis.

Ramati, A. (1991). Als die Geigen verstummten. Bergisch Gladbach: Lübbe. [Original in English] Repplinger, R. (2008). Leg dich, Zigeuner. Die Geschichte von Johann Trollmann und Tull Harder. München: Piper Verlag.

Rosenberg, O. (1998). Das Brennglas. Berlin: Eichborn. [There are translations into different languages]

Winter, W. S. (1999). Winterzeit: Erinnerungen eines deutschen Sinto, der Auschwitz überlebt hat. Hamburg: Ergebnisse. [There is a translation into English in 2004: Winter time: memoirs of a German Sinto who survived Auschwitz].

Winter. W. S. & Gruth, K. (ed.) (2009). Z 3105: der Sinto Walter Winter überlebt den Holocaust. Hamburg: VSA.

Novels:

Fischer, C. (1992). Die Wälder des Himmels. Düsseldorf: Econ.

Lakatos, M. (1979). Bitterer Rauch: Roman. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. [Original in Hungarian]

Book for young people:

Krausnick, M. & Ruegenberg, L. (2007). Elses Geschichte: Ein Mädchen überlebt Auschwitz. Sauerländer: Oberentfelden. The book includes didactical materials related and some interviews with Else that can be found online

Theatre:

Elses Geschichte Elses Geschichte was played in Walldorf on the 29th of March 2009 and was directed by Jasmin Rahimi-Laridjani. The play is based in the book Elses Geschichte, by Michail Krausnick and Lukas Ruegenberg.

About the Roma Theater Pralipe: The Roma Theater Pralipe, based in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, played Z 2001. Die Tinte unter meiner Haut (2001) in different countries, for instance Germany (Frankfurt a. M., Heidelberg, Berlin…), Austria (Vienna), the Czech Republic or the Former Yugoslav Republic of acedonia. The DVD Z 2001. Die Tinte unter meiner Haut (2001), by Valentin Albersmann, shows some images of the play. This theatre company - founded in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by Rahim Burhan - usually plays in Romani.

Music:

Ferenc Snétberger, born in Hungary, gave the concert "In Memory for my People" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust (1995). The performances took place in different countries, such as Hungary, Italy, Germany and the USA - in the UN headquarters in New York, in the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2007. Ferenc Snétberger also composed the music for the play Z 2001. Tinte unter meiner Haut (2001), played by Roma Theatre Pralipe.

Paintings:

The artist Katarzyna Pollock deals with the topic of Genocide of the Roma.

Remembrance:

On January 27, 2004 there was a remembrance of the Genocide of the Roma in Heidelberg. In the event Senta Berger read texts on the subject, and Diego Köhler and Lothar Arnold played several pieces of music. The event was recorded in the CD: Rose, R. et al. (2004). "Alles, was hier geschah, war unfassbar". Heidelberg: Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Sinti und Roma.

Exhibitions:

The "Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma" (Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma) has organised several exhibitions in Germany and Europe on the Genocide of the Roma. The Centre offers the travelling exhibition - in English - "The Holocaust against the Roma and Sinti and present day racism in Europe". This exhibition has been hold in many countries and cities, such as Strasbourg (2006), Budapest (2006), Pécs (2006), Prague (2006) and Brno (2006). The Centre also published a DVD with information and photos of the exhibition: The Holocaust against the Roma and Sinti, and present day racism in Europe, 2006.

In Frankfurt a. M., the "Förderverein Roma e.V." organised the exhibition: "Frankfurt - Auschwitz", from the 11th of August to the 11th of September 2009. There is a catalogue: Frankfurt-Auschwitz. Dokumentarisch-kunstlerische Ausstellung zur Vernichtung der Roma und Sinti (2009). Pictures and information are still available.

The “Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz” (House of the Wannsee Conferene. Memorial and Educational Site) in Berlin holds a permanent exhibition about "The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of the European Jews", in which there is information about measures taken against Roma people during the Nazi period, measures which were decided in a meeting in that house. For instance, the rooms 4 “Racist Policy and the persecution of Jews in Germany 1933-1939”, and 5 “War and Genocide in Eastern and South-eastern Europe” and 12 “The ghettos” evoke the Genocide of the Roma. It is possible to get access to information related to the Nuremberg Laws of 15 September 1935.

In 2000, the House of the Wannsee Conference set up an exhibition on the traces of the ghetto of Lodz in Poland which included information about the Roma who lived there.