France

Researches, virtual bibliographies: 

Project:

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

Evelyne Pommerat – contact: documentation@fnasat.asso.fr
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).

European Roma Theatre Project:

The Roma Theater Pralipe, in partnership with several European institutions and cultural centres, prepares the play With the guitar of seven strings, which is part of the European Roma Theatre Project "The forgotten Genocide". The performances will take place in Germany, France, Sweden, Estonia, the Czech Republic or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The partners in this project are the Cultural Centre DROM (Finland, represented by Veijo Baltzar), the Roma Theater Pralipe (Germany), the Roma Cultural Centre in Stockholm (Sweden), the Estonian-Finnish Institute and the University of Tartu (Estonia), and the cultural centre "L'Espace d'un Instant" (Paris, France).

This theatre company - founded in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by Rahim Burhan - usually plays in Romani. To have some more information about the activities of the company, read the website of Theater an der Ruhr.

Centre de recherches tsiganes (CRT):
The "Centre for the Research on Roma Topics" belongs to the University "René-Descartes". Henriette Asséo and Jean-Pierre Liégeois are members of the Board of Direction.

Address: 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75270 Paris cedex 06
Tel.: 0033 (0) 1 42 70 70 40
Fax: 0033 (0) 1 42 86 20 65