The discrimination, ostracising and genocide of the Sinti and Roma is one of the less known chapters of history, and not just in Munich. Persecution measures specifically targeting this ethnic group had already begun to be intensified at the end of the nineteenth century. With the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, which declared Sinti and Roma to be – like Jews – an “alien race”, social exclusion and persecution entered a new phase; the “Himmler circular” of December 1938 led to systematic genocide. In the post-war years there was a reluctance to recognise the injustices perpetrated against the Sinti and Roma; today, old prejudices are to some extent once again prevalent, and along with this revival exclusion and discrimination are on the rise.
The Persecution of Sinti and Roma in Munich and Bavaria 1933-1945
Oct. 27, 2016 until Feb. 12, 2017