Great Minds, Great Ideas: Romani Rose visits GIZ

At each Great Minds, Great Ideas event, the spotlight is turned on an individual whose work enhances international cooperation.

‘The health of a democracy can be determined by how they treat their minorities.’ (Romani Rose)

Romani Rose has been Chair of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma since 1982. He works tirelessly to promote equality for German Sinti and Roma, a national minority; to protect all Roma from racism and discrimination; and to raise awareness about the magnitude and historical significance of the genocide perpetrated against the roughly 500,000 Sinti and Roma in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. Rose’s past serves as a major motivation for his efforts: 13 of his relatives were murdered in concentration camps under the Nazi regime, including his grandparents at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück. During the event, Romani Rose will provide insights into his life and civil rights work.

Venue and date

GIZ-Haus Berlin
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 18:00 to 19:30



To take part, please register until 28 August 2019 per koepfeundideen@giz.de.

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