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Opre Roma

OPRE ROMA: Demonstration in New York City
April 10th, 2021 at 11:00 am

@ across the UN Building, address: Ralph Bunche Park, 1st Ave. and E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the First World Roma Congress and the International Roma Day of April 8th! Join us to honor the achievements, successes and contributions of Roma people…

Added by Stoimen on April 7, 2021 at 15:23 — No Comments

This should be on Literature or Books page - but can't place review there.

POETRY OF THE HOLOCAUST - AN ANTHOLOGY. Edited and introduced by Jean Boase-Beier and Marian de Vooght.

Arc Publications

amazon and other online booksellers

This multilingual anthology evokes a landscape of breathtaking horror, inhabited by ghosts. A world of wolves howling as an angel carries off the sun, and dead spirits stream like smoke through empty air. Spring is blind. Hills shake with…


Added by janna eliot on March 1, 2020 at 17:31 — No Comments

Roma in Pakistan!

I am delighted to hear about the existence of Roma in Pakistan. Tharparkar is very close to Karachi and I believe Stoimen mentioned that many Romani people originate from there. I am afraid I do not know much about this culture and I want to be here to learn more about it. I want to know more about local rituals, calendars, lunar or solar cycle celebrations that might be in common with local traditions of Sindh, Karachi or Pakistan. Please share if you know anything. I will be returning to…


Added by Yaminay on May 17, 2019 at 21:32 — No Comments

VERBROKEN STILTE ...BROKEN SILENCE (1h24m. / spoken in a.o. english, subtitled in dutch / docu-film by Bob Entrop, nl 2013)

VERBROKEN STILTE ...BROKEN SILENCE (1h24m. / spoken in a.o. english, subtitled in dutch / docu-film by Bob Entrop, nl 2013)

Why is there still a big taboo about the genocide of the Sinti and Roma? During World War II, more than 500,000 of them were murdered.

Born in Kosovo, Roma radio reporter Orhan Galjus (nl 1999) joins his friend and filmmaker Bob Entrop.

Together they are looking for answers to this question. In 'Broken Silence' they travel together through…


Added by Wout J. van Vloten on July 28, 2017 at 15:27 — No Comments

2 AUGUST...European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

2 AUGUST...European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day - Journée Européenne de commomération du génocide des Roms...

Dessin par Ricardo

Website de Ricardo:

Added by Wout J. van Vloten on July 28, 2017 at 15:11 — 2 Comments


ART ROMANI TV: English and French text

                          Texte anglais et français

Painting by Harriet Whyatt

Dear all, amalale,


Since January 2017, World Artists Initiative “Khetanes” has a new website creator: Stoimen Vassilev, Roma filmmaker and musician, living in New York.…


Added by Els de Groen on April 28, 2017 at 14:01 — No Comments


  The Government-appointed Holocaust Commission

is scheduled this year to erect a permanent Memorial

to victims of the European Nazi regimes of the Second

World War.  It will be located in the Victoria Gardens,

close to Parliament in central London.

Although both the Government and the Commission itself

have turned a deaf ear to requests that Roma representatives

be appointed to the Commission, and its successor the

Holocaust Memorial…


Added by Stoimen on February 18, 2017 at 1:30 — No Comments

I'm a happy person .......conscientious and to be honest,It's better than being affordable. Account; people rank Conscience; more important things: Makes someone human.

I'm a happy person ......
.conscientious and to be honest,
It's better than being affordable.
Account; people rank
Conscience; more important things:
Makes someone human.


Added by fehmi açar on February 3, 2017 at 21:59 — No Comments


photo taken in The Hague in 2011, 5 years ago, when Valery was in the Netherlands and we went together to see a common friend in The Hague, Paul Rafferty (in the middle).



Added by Stoimen on September 7, 2016 at 22:00 — 1 Comment


Dear all,

On 25 May 2016, I have sent a message to all 1100 Khetanes members (see below).

Who wants to continue our website in the years to come?

Khetanes has been started in 2010, almost 6 years ago. The butterfly logo has been designed by artists from the EvertyOne Group in Italy, who supported…


Added by Stoimen on July 18, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments




Sos. Alba Iulia, bl. 16, 2400 Sibiu, Romania;

Inreg. ca pers. juridica poz: 82/1998; autor. SC 249/98,nr inreg.: 2/927/IV

Cod fiscal nr.: 10682924

Tel.:040 369 402034 ;Mobille:040 744 920291 ; Fax: 040 269 229863     E-Mail: ;…


Added by Stoimen on June 15, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

Romany Conference in New York 2016

Watch IRMatNYU by Avant-garde production on

Added by Stoimen Vassilev on June 14, 2016 at 14:42 — No Comments

My new documentary short film

I am sharing my new film only with Kethanes members, please do not share it.
It's not out yet,
Please comment, I need your opinion...
Thank you.

Added by Stoimen Vassilev on June 14, 2016 at 14:23 — No Comments


Added by cathay birch on March 1, 2016 at 15:37 — No Comments


For those who don't know Ueli, he was the husband of Mariella Mehr, the great author, poet and activist from Switzerland who fought during her whole life to open the files of the Swiss authorities and the Foundation Pro Juventute.

Pro Juventute had a semi-official policy regarding Romani (in Switzerland: Yenish) children. This special programme was called "Kinder der Landstrasse" or "Children from the Road. Romani children were separated from their own parents, in order to be raised…


Added by Stoimen on February 4, 2016 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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