Paroubek wants to fund Romany education instead of Lety memorial

Prague, 6. 6. 2005, 20:52 (CTK)

Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek would like to finance education of young Romanies instead of a memorial to Romany victims from WW2, he said at the opening of the photographic exhibition "Lety - the Story of Concealed Genocide" in the Chamber of Deputies today. He, however, noted that the cabinet is prepared to negotiate with Romany organisations about the establishment of a respectful memorial in Lety, south Bohemia, at the place of the former Nazi concentration camp for Romanies.

"In my opinion, I would prefer investing the money in the education of young Romanies to building a memorial," Paroubek (Social Democrats, CSSD) told CTK.
He said that he would pay attention to the solution of Romany problems and thereby commemorate Romanies who perished in the concentration camps in Lety near Pisek and Hodonin near Kunstat, east Bohemia. More...