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June: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

Every June, we celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) in the UK.

A Roma wedding. Image: © USHMM, Courtesy of OFfZ

GRTHM offers us all the chance to raise awareness and explore the history, culture and language of Traveller communities. The month challenges myths, tackles prejudice and offers a balanced debate about the issues facing Travellers in the UK today.

GRTHM celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Romani and Traveller communities bring to our everyday lives through their many and varied academic and artistic achievements.

Historians estimate that between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti people were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. They continue to be persecuted across Europe today.

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Blog series

Blog series

Read the nine-part blog series by historian, Rainer Schulze, about Nazi persecution of Roma and Sinti, which he wrote for GRTHM 2015.

Read Rainer's blogs
Nazi persecution

Nazi persecution

Europe’s Roma and Sinti people were targeted by the Nazis for total destruction. More than 200,000 Roma and Sinti were murdered.

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