Romany groups call for boycott of Holocaust victims commemoration
Several Czech Romany groups on Saturday called for a boycott of Monday’s official ceremony in commemoration of Romany victims of the
Holocaust. Prime Minister Petr Necas and other officials are to attend the event held at the site of a former concentration camp in Lety, in
southern Bohemia; however, some Romany representatives said the government should first remove a large pig farm built on the site of
the camp after the war. The farm’s existence has been a controversial issue in the Czech society for years; attempts by several Czech
governments to remove failed due to high relocation costs demanded by the farm’s owners.
SOURCE: Radio Prague News Saturday, July 7th, 2012 | http://www.radio.cz/en/news/