Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe
Würzburg Sinti Memorial
Zum Gedenken an die Würzburger Sinti die dem nationalsozialisten Völkermord in Auschwitz und anderen Vernichtungs Lager zum Opfer fielen.
In memoriam of the Sinti of Würzburg who fell victim to the Nazi genocide in Auschwitz and other death camps.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the The Holocaust series list.
Location. 49° 47.61′ N, 9° 56.011′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bayern (Bavaria). Memorial is at the intersection of Hofstrasse and Paradeplatz, on the right when traveling east on Hofstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Würzburg BY 97070, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paradeplatz / Parade Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Hof Guttenberg / St. Gallus House (within shouting distance of this marker); Schönbornkapelle / Schönborn Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Der Kreuzgang des Neumuensterstiftes / The Cloister of the Neumuenster Seminary Würzburg Jewish Deportation Memorial (about 180 meters away); Rabbiner Seligmann Bär Bamberger (about 180 meters away); Frühgotische Doppeltoranlage / Early Gothic Double-Gate Structure (about 180 meters away); Julius Reichsgraf Von Soden (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
Also see . . . Roma and Sinti (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust).
Excerpt: "Europe’s Roma and Sinti people (often labelled as ‘Gypsies’ historically) were targeted by the Nazis for total destruction. The Porrajmos, or Porajmos, which translates to 'the Devouring', is the term used to describe the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Roma and Sinti population....Historians estimate that between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti people were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Many more were imprisoned, used as forced labour or subject to forced sterilisation and medical experimentation....On 26 February 1943, the first transport of Roma and Sinti men, women and children arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Of the 23,000 Gypsies imprisoned within the camp, it(Submitted on September 7, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.