REQUIEM FOR AUSWITZ
Concert – Auschwitz Requiem06.06. 2012. MÜPA
The Roma and Sinti Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main performed in 6 European cities (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest and Budapest) the Requiem composed by the Sinti-Dutch composer Roger Moreno Rahtgeb.
Composer: Roger ‘Moreno’ Rathgeb Orchestra: Roma and Sinti Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main Director: Márton Gulyás (HUN) Conductor: Riccardo M Sahiti (RS) Orgonist: Jan Raas (NL) The Auschwitz Requiem is monumental in music, in movies, in imagination and in words. It takes part of the moment presenting the Jewish, Roma, Sinti and other victim’s group in the light of the European development. It’s the living proof of the power of culture over the discrimination and exclusion.
Requiem Documentary Film Festival: Mass Murderer Powers: History and Memory in the 21st century26-28. 10. 2012.
Requiem Documentary Film Festival is about much more than documenting and filming tearful stories. It was a real film experience offered by the best international documentary filmmakers who showed us how can they conjure real cinema trough interviews, staged situations, sound recordings, and archive film rolls.
We have seen the works of those artists who were able to treat the most sensitive topics using modern film language. Their efforts were crowned with festival awards and audience success. Why is it important that the butchers of the “The Killing Fields” confess what they have done in front of cameras? Could it be possible that a movie influences international legal procedures? Is there any and where is the anti-Semitism nowadays and what can we fight against it? These and similar questions were probed in the Urania cinema, in the framework of the Auschwitz-requiem program organized by the Romedia Foundation.
Exibition Otto Pankok and Ceija Stojka15-23. 10. 2012. Institut Francais
By presenting the works of the German expressionist artist Otto Pankok and the Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka we commemorate the tragedy of the Roma murdered in concentration camps and the Holocaust. By recalling the pain we commemorate the victims of genocides still existing nowadays. It was the first time that the Hungarian audience could see the works of the two artists in November 2012, Budapest. The works of art (paintings, graphics, sculptures), collected from numerous European museums and private collections, were presented in the exhibition room of the French Institute.
Digital exhibiton – Forgotten genocide www.romasinti.eu
The digital exhibition collected by The Dutch Commission of May 4-5 presents archive footage providing chronologically and by country information about the genocide of Sinti and Roma.