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Jul 31, 2018

Hungarians will go to Auschwitz-Birkenau to take part in the first Roma March of the Living

45 participants will attend a commemoration at the Roma Holocaust Memorial in Budapest on August 1st

Hungarians will go to Auschwitz-Birkenau to take part in the first Roma March of the Living at the site of the former concentration camp.

Organizers told MTI that 45 participants will attend a commemoration at the Roma Holocaust Memorial in Budapest on August 1st.

Sources state that they will travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday, to join 300 students from all over the world to commemorate the Roma victims of the Holocaust.

August 2nd was named the international day of Roma Holocaust, commemorating the over 3,000 Roma prisoners killed that night in Auschwitz in 1944.

History states that about 500,000 Roma are estimated to have been killed in Nazi camps, 23,000 of them in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The March of the Living set out from March 15 Square in Budapest on May 14th. Commemorators of Hungary’s Holocaust victims followed a path crossing Elisabeth Bridge to the Friedrich Born banks of the River Danube.