11 July 2015
GT22, Maribor, Slovenia

GT22, the Association EPEKA, a social enterprise, and Romani kafenava will hold a symbolic event on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at 18:00, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, to mark the removal of the Gypsy Raus sign/graffiti that has adorned the back entrance of GT22 for several months. The event will be accompanied by Romani music and cuisine.


  • 18.00 Ceremonial removal of the Gypsy Raus graffiti
  • 18.00 Roma culinary specialities.
  • DJ Muky will provide the music.

The Roma genocide is a topic that, after long and lost years, is finally coming to the forefront of people’s consciousness. In fact, during World War II, according to some figures, between 500,000 and 1,200,000 Roma lost their lives in concentration camps across Europe. The figure is thus
undefined, mainly because the Roma were not registered in the population registers at that time and did not have identity documents, which is still the case in some countries in Europe today.

The Roma Genocide – Part of European History project will mark a series of events in 2015 to commemorate and recall the atrocities that took place more than 70 years ago.

The project is part of the activities to encourage and promote the creation of the European Roma Capital.

More information: epeka@epeka.si

www.epeka.si / FB Epeka Slovenia
www.romani-kafenava.si / FB Romani kafenava