Every June, we celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) in the UK.
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.
Upwards of 200,000 Roma and Sinti Gypsies were murdered under the Nazi regime and continue to be persecuted across Europe today.
Find out more:
- Read about the experience of the Roma and Sinti under the Nazi regime.
- Hear about the Porrajmos in this podcast from historian Donald Kenrick
- Explore life stories of the Bock family, who experienced persecution both during and after the Porrajmos
- Read the nine-part blog series by historian Rainer Schulze about Nazi persecution of Roma and Sinti, which he wrote for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month 2015.
Image: © USHMM, Courtesy of OFfZ