Closing conference of the project “Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath”


The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) cordially invites you to a conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath. The conference will be held at the Tom Lantos Institute, Bérc Street 13-15, Conference Room; Budapest, Hungary.

The conference is part of wider research programme entitled Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath – Research, Education, Remembrance, aiming to contribute to academic research, awareness raising and remembrance activities in relation to the Roma resistance during the Holocaust. Working with five researchers, multidisciplinary inquiry has started in April 2017, investigating various aspects of Roma resistance. The aim of the conference is to share and discuss the key findings of the research on Roma resistance, introduce the publication summarizing the research findings, and to commemorate victims and survivors of the Roma Holocaust through testimonies and an Exhibition.

Presenters and Topics:

Ágnes Daróczi and Dr. János Bársony: The history of the Roma genocide and the concept of Roma resistance
Bogdan Chiriac: Between Survival and Noncompliance: Roma Acts of Resistance in Transnistria during the Second World War
Lise Foisneau (PHD candidate): French Nomads’ Resistance
Gergely Romsics: The Roma Holocaust and Memory Games
Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska: Resistance and Survival of the Roma and Sinti in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Exhibition and Publication:

Éva Blénesi – exhibition on Károly Bari’s and Katarzyna Polock’s works
Angéla Kóczé and Dr. Anna Lujza Szász – Introduction of publication: Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies:

Dóra Szegő – presentation of the methodology of testimony collection

Partners in collection of testimonies: presentation of video testimonies
Phiren Amenca, La Voix des Rroms, Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma,


Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program, Central European University)
Anna Lujza Szász (Institute for Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Science)

For more information on the conference, contact: Lukacs Hayes (

RSVP until 20th of March 2018, to the same email address.

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