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Vráble

Historical background

Thirty Roma from Vráble and the surrounding area were deported to Dachau. Later the women were transported to Ravensbrück and the men to Buchenwald. Only five women and four men survived the camp and returned to Vráble after the war.  Fr. Viktor Tomčányi, the initiator of the memorial, conducted a query of the Dachau museum archives to find out the details about what happened to them.

Description of commemoration

The memorial consists of a small cuboid-shaped column to which a black stone plaque with sandblasted, gilded inscriptions and a graphic element without gilding have been screwed. Braided barbed wires form the shape of a cross.

Inscriptions

In Slovak:

”Na pamiatku / obetiam / deportacje Rómov / z Vrábľoch / a okolitých obcí / do koncentračných / táborov / v novembri 1944 // Ma bisteren! // Mesto Vráble, 2014”

Translation:

”In memory of the victims of the deportation of the Roma from Vráble and surrounding villages to concentration camps in November 1944. Ma bisteren! (Don’t forget!). City of Vráble, 2014.”

 

Date of the unveiling

2014

Author

Initiator

Viktor Tomčányi, the local Catholic parish priest

Address

The park by the church; ul. Hlavna/Kostelna

Farnosť Vráble

Hlavná 1/2, 952 01

Vráble

vrable@nrb.sk,

037/78 320 88

Location

48°14’24.0″N 18°18’10.8″E

Materials

Zuza Kumanová, Arne B. Mann, Ma bisteren, Nové poznatky o holocauste Rómov na Slovensku, Bratislava 2015, s. 29.

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