The Requiem has been composed by a Sinto musician; however, it should become a monument to all the victims of Auschwitz. Specifically, we are aiming to stimulate a memorial of the Nazi genocide shared by Jewish and Roma/Sinti organizations, in the European countries in which the concert will take place.
Around 500,000 Roma and Sinti were murdered by the Nazis; this part of their history is hardly known among the public at large. The Roma and Sinti are the largest minority in the European Union and are currently victims of serious discrimination, deportations, killings, and pogroms in many countries.
The Requiem for Auschwitz is a powerful statement about human suffering.
The general objective to which the project plays a contributive role is: awareness raising of the tragedy that has struck the Roma and Sinti during the Nazi regime.
The rationale for this is: awareness of this ‘forgotten Holocaust’ is essential in combating current anti-Gypsyism in Europe.