Wednesday, November 14, 2012

German State Votes to Protect Roma

The northern state of Schleswig-Holstein has become the first state in Germany to add Roma and Sinti to its list of ethnic groups protected under the state constitution. The state says the move should be a model for other German states and the rest of the world.

About 70,000 currently live in Germany, with an estimated 5,000 of them in Schleswig-Holstein. Roma and Sinti were one of the primary groups persecuted under Nazi Germany, with around 500,000 believed to have been murdered in the Holocaust.
Spiegel: Northern German State Votes to Protect Roma and Sinti

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