Monday, June 13, 2011


This is an excerpt from an article on the Pope's audience with the Romani.  Cejia Stojka is a wonderful spokeswoman, artist and role model for us all.
The entire article is at
The Pope listened to the testimonies of four people who survived the concentration camps: Ceija Stojka, a Romani woman from Austria who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, two young Romani men who grew up in camps in Rome, and a Romani woman from Slovakia.

Cejia Stojka told the Holy Father the story of her extended family, the vast majority of whom were murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War. She told him how she can still hear the shouts of the SS and smell burning human flesh.

"I am afraid Auschwitz still exists. It is just asleep for now," Cejia Stojka said in her address to the Pope.

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