46 Gypsies from Lutila, falsely accused of cooperating with partisans, were shot in Dolny Turček on November 2, 1944.
Description of commemoration
The dominant element of the memorial is the cracked wheel at the top of the structure. Pierced with a grate, the wheel is placed on a rock of beautiful colour and structure, characteristic of the Lutila area. The height of the stone is approx. 130 cm. Below the iron wheel there is a metal plaque with an inscription (some letters have fallen off).
The memorial was created as part of the Slovak project Ma bisteren!
“Ma bisteren! / Na pamiatku rómskych obetí / 1939-1945 // Dňa 2. novembra 1944 / boli všetci obyvatelia / rómskej osady v Lutile / zajatí, eskortovaní / a neskôr popravení / v Dolnom Turčeku”
“Ma bisteren! In memory of the Roma victims of 1939-1945. On November 2, 1944, all residents of the Roma settlement in Lutila were captured, taken out, and then killed in Dolny Turček)
Date of the unveiling
December 15, 2005
Ladislav Čisárik Jr. and Alexander Reindl
In Minorita – projekt Ma bisteren!
Zuza Kumanová, Arne B. Mann, Ma bisteren! Pripomínanie rómskeho holocaustu, Bratislava 2014, s. 40.
Zuza Kumanová, Arne B. Mann, Ma bisteren, Nové poznatky o holocauste Rómov na Slovensku, Bratislava 2015, s. 25.