Historical background

On September 15, 1935, the NSDAP congress in Nuremberg adopted “Die Nürnberger Gesetze”, known also as Nürnberger Rassengesetze – ‘Nuremberg racial laws’. The three laws included: an Act that defined the rules of citizenship in the Reich, an Act on protection of German and German blood, and an Act on the colours and flag of the Reich. These laws became the legal basis for the systemic extermination of all racially, culturally alien, unacceptable “unwanted” elements: Jews, non-Aryans, Gypsies / Roma, disabled, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.


Description of commemoration

The memorial is located as close as possible to the building of the Industry and Culture Association, in which the Nuremberg Laws were adopted. It is a cube of Corten steel (see: ), with a laser cut inscription under the upper edge of each of the four side walls. The cube is mounted on a concrete platform.

Nearby, on a small stone wall, there is also a plaque of transparent plexiglass with information about the memorial, the author and the place where the memorial is standing.



In German:

+++ Zum Gedenken / an die Nürnberger Sinti und Roma, die Opfer / des Nationalsozialistischen / Völkermordes wurden. +++


‘+++ In commemoration of the Sinti and Roma from Nürnberg, who were victims of the National Socialist genocide +++’

Date of the unveiling

May 17, 2000


Hubertus Hess


The city of Nürnberg


The vicinity of Frauentorgraben 49, the corner of Stadtgraben and Färberstraße

90443 Nürnberg, Germany


49°26’50.1″N 11°04’19.9″E

49.447250, 11.072194

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The text of the Nürnberg Laws in original, German wording and in Polish translation, see:

See also:
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– image source – open access – mischlingi – the blood mixing schemata



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