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Federal Youth Conference Amaro Drom 2018


Rita Prigmore with a participant at the Federal Youth Conference of Roma and Sinti (gender-sensitive: Rom*nja and Sinti*zze) in Berlin in fall 2018. Rita Prigmore, who survived the genocide of European Rom*nja and Sinti*zze under National Socialism, together with Éva Ádám, pedagogical director in the Amaro Drom project "Dikhen amen! See us!", led a workshop at the Federal Youth Conference. The participants dealt with the history of persecution and resistance of the Rom*nja and Sinti*zze under National Socialism based on the biographies of persecuted Rom*nja and Sintizze. On the last day of the event, Rita Prigmore shared her life story with the participants of the Federal Youth Conference and deeply touched all present. The Federal Youth Conference is the largest nationwide gathering of young Rom*nja and Sinti*zze in Germany and is organized once a year by Amaro Drom. In the youth association Amaro Drom, young Rom*nja and Sinti*zze have been working together with young non-Rom*nja and non-Sinti*zze for social participation and against racism since 2006. Many of them have a migration history. Their parents fled to Germany during the Balkan wars or came to Germany as so-called "guest workers". Others are Sinti*zze. They have been a part of German society for more than 600 years. There are also Rom*nja whose ancestors immigrated to Germany 150 years ago. Making Rom*nja and Sinti*zze visible in their diversity and as a natural part of society is one of the goals of Amaro Drom.


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