Wednesday, December 7, 2011


In summer 2011, the Open Society Foundations launched Barvalipe, the first-ever Roma Pride Summer Camp. For ten days in Budapest, 28 young Roma came together to learn about their culture, history, and achievements, in the hopes of encouraging a sense of civic duty and social responsibility.

Participants studied the basics of Romani language and history, took part in debates, heard from prominent Roma, and learned about the history of Roma during the Holocaust through a one-day study trip to Auschwitz where some 20,000 Roma died at the hands of the Nazis.

This video in the link features images and excerpts from interviews with camp participants:

All these students attended on scholarships from Open Society.

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