Černovice The Czech Republic

Historical background

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Description of commemoration

This is a commemoration of the burial place of over 70 prisoners of the camp for Gypsies, mostly children, in Hodonín [CZ]. The ceramic sculpture of Christ on the cross was created by a blind Roma artist (Božena Vavreková-Přikrylová). Below there is an inscription in Romani and Czech. In later years a cast was made and placed on the inner wall of the church cemetery. The cast was made in the sculpture studio of Štěpán Axman. The date on the cast is June 3, 1995. In the lower right corner, the work is marked (signed?) with signs of a horse and the sun.


Romani, Czech

„Adaj hin parunde Roma so mule / andro protektoratno romano / taboris Hodonín u Kunštátu. / Zde leží oběti protektorátního / cikánského tábora v Hodoníně / u Kunštátu. 1942-1943”

(Here rest the victims of the camp for the Gypsies in Hodonin u Kunštátu 1942-1943)

Date of the unveiling



Božena Vavreková-Přikrylová, Štěpán Axman


Gypsy Culture Museum in Brno


Černovice, the Czech Republic, church cemetery


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