The European Roma and Travellers Forum wants to express its dismay at the damage done to the memorial in Berlin to Romani people murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War. The memorial has been spray-painted by a swastika and by the words “Gas them.”
We are grateful to the German authorities for their quick reaction: the graffiti has been removed and an investigation has been opened. We are nonetheless saddened by the fact that seventy years after the Nazi genocide some people do not seem to have learnt anything from history. Extreme right-wing parties are on the increase in several European countries where the population seems to be suffering from amnesia.
The words “Never again” seem to have lost their meaning.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.