Austria

Filmography: 

1970: “Att Vara Zigarne” (Be a Roma)
Documentary. Sweden. Director: Peter Nestler. 47 min.

Testimonies about the persecution and murder of German and Austrian Roma during the Nazi era, and also the consequences up to the present.

1985: “Ich war im KZ – Teil 5 ‘Rückkehr unerwünscht’ - Die Gaskammer” (I was in a concentration camp. Part 5. ‘Return Undesirable’ – The gas chambers)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Karl Brousek. 25 min.

\"Euthanasia\" was the code for the first mass murder campaign against Jewish and Roma people - from Germany and Austria - which used poison gas. Four witnesses report their experiences.

1986: “Minderheiten in Österreich: Zigeuner” (Minorities in Austria: Roma)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Heinz Sturm. 15 min.

About Roma people’s cultural, political and economic problems in Austria, especially in Burgenland, including some historical perspectives.

1989: “The Forgotten Holocaust”
Documentary. United Kingdom. Director: George Case. 50 min.

About the persecution and genocide of the European Roma. Some Roma survivors from Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, France and the Netherlands are interviewed about this topic.

1990: “Sidonie”
Feature film. Austria. Director: Karin Brandauer. 87 min.

About the life of a 15 year old Roma girl, Sidonie, who was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz.

1995: “Amen sam so amen sam – ‘Wir sind, was wir sind’” (We Are What We Are)
Docudrama. Austria. Director: Hans Panner. 36 min. Language: Romani.

About the Roma history in Burgerland (Austria) up to the present. The film\'s narrative tells the story of a child who was born in a concentration camp.

1998: “Meine ‘Zigeuner’ mutter” (My Gypsy Mother)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Egor Humer. 30 min.

About the relationship between a daughter and her mother, a Roma who was a survivor of different concentration camps. Her life-story influences this relationship.

1999: “Ceija Stojka - Portrait einer Romni” (Ceija Stojka – Portrait of a Roma)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Karin Berger. 85 min.

It is the portrait of the Austrian Ceija Stojka, a 66 year old woman who survived the Nazi concentration camps.

2001: “Eine lästige Gesellschaft” (An annoying society)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Marika Schmiedt. 75 min.

The artist Marika Schmiedt went on a search for traces of her family, who were murdered during the Third Reich. Her experiences during this research have been documented on video.

2001: “Herzfleischentartung” (Heart Flesh Degeneration)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Ludwig Laher.

About the persecution of Roma people during the Nazi era and the concentration camps.

2005: “Unter den Brettern hellgrünes Gras” (Under the leaves light green grass)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Karin Berger. 52 min.

About Ceija Stojka’s life: she was a child in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen, where she - and her mother - were liberated.

2006: “Sinti ob der Enns - Wider die Zigeunerklischees” (Roma people from Enns –against Roma clichés)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Ludwig Laher. 20 min.

Some witnesses speak about the Roma people they knew before the Holocaust and about the Roma’s everyday life at that moment.

2006: “Ketani heißt miteinander. Sintiwirklichkeiten statt Zigeunerklischees” (Ketani means together. Sinti Reality versus Gypsy Cliché)
Documentary. Austria. Director: Ludwig Laher. 71 min. Languages: German and Romani.

About the history and the present of the Roma people in Austria. Elderly people describe their experiences: some of them report from the dreadful period of persecution during the Nazi regime