Zoni Weisz, a Dutch gipsy, survivor of the Holocaust held on Thursday, in Berlin the first speech on behalf of the community as Germany marks the commemoration of Nazi victims, according to AFP. At over 65 years since the Holocaust, Zoni Weisz held a speech in front of the Bundestag, accusing Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and France that it treats the Roma community undignified.
As of 1996, this day is dedicated to the victims of the Nazi. On January 27, 1945 all victims at the Auschwitz Birkenau camp were released. According to historians, somewhere about 220 to 500,000 gypsies were eliminated during Holocaust considering that the whole community numbered about 1 million members.
Weisz is the only survivor in his family, who was deported in 1944 when he was 7 years old. His family was killed at Auschwitz and he was the only one to survive. Gypsies represent the oldest community in most European countries but they are not treated correctly, he said. Discrimination, stigmatization and the exclusion of the gypsies are normal in most societies across Europe, Weiz said.