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Requiem for Auschwitz was an innovative campaign, concert and event series in memory of the Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz Requiem concert

The Roma and Sinti Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main performed the Requiem composed by the Sinti-Dutch composer Roger Moreno Rahtgeb in 6 European cities (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest and Budapest).

Composer: Roger ‘Moreno’ Rathgeb Orchestra: Roma and Sinti Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main Director: Márton Gulyás (HUN) Conductor: Riccardo M Sahiti (RS) Orgonist: Jan Raas (NL) The Auschwitz Requiem is monumental in music, in movies, in imagination and in words. It takes part of the moment presenting the Jewish, Roma, Sinti and other victim’s group in the light of the European development. It is the living proof of the power of culture over discrimination and exclusion.


By presenting the works of the German expressionist artist Otto Pankok and the Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka we commemorate the tragedy of the Roma murdered in concentration camps and the Holocaust.

By recalling the pain we commemorate the victims of genocides still existing nowadays. It was the first time that the Hungarian audience could see the works of the two artists in November 2012, Budapest. The works of art (paintings, graphics, sculptures), collected from numerous European museums and private collections, were presented in the exhibition room of the French Institute.