The Porajmos (also Porrajmos or Pharrajimos, literally, devouring or destruction in some dialects of the Romani language) was the attempt made by Nazi Germany and its allies to exterminate the Romani people of Europe during World War II. Under Hitler’s rule, both Roma and Jews were defined as « enemies of the race-based state » and targeted by similar policies and persecution.

Today, throughout the world, much of the Roma population continues to live in precarious financial circumstances and to suffer discrimination and social exclusion.

The associations Roma Dignity and Yahad – In Unum work to combat discrimination through public education regarding the destiny of the Roma people, yesterday, today and tomorrow.