Ma Bister! August 1 - 2, 1944

Remember and Never Forget

Remember and never forget
The injustices done
To the Romani Race
Remember the camps
And recall their names
Remember Auschwitz, Treblinka,
Dachau, Maidanek, Sobibor,
And others
Too many to name.
Where more than a million
Of Gypsies all told
Were murdered
Because they were born
But the Gadje
They say that this is not true
That this is all lies
And that it was only the Jew
Who for reasons of Race
Was sent to the gas.
Then also remember the many unborn
The Romani chavies that might have been
Be it not for the fact of the many that died
And those of that were maimed and destroyed
In body and mind.


No feeding of homeless (in parks)

Orlando, FL, USA

Officials of the city of Orlando, Florida, USA, have banned charitable groups from feeding the homeless in parks downtown, arguing that transients who gather for weekly meals create safety and sanitary problems for businesses.

The measure approved Monday prevents serving large groups in parks and other public property within 2 miles of City Hall without a one-time permit. The American Civil Liberties Union vowed to sue, saying it's a superficial fix that ignores the city's homeless problem.

A group called Food Not Bombs, which has served weekly vegetarian meals there for the homeless for more than a year, said it would continue illegally.

One can now, obviously, only wonder where they will stop in enforcing this and whether they will not suddenly make the feeding of the homeless anywhere a felony. A surprise this would surely not be, neither in the USA nor in the UK, for instance. Once one city plays around with such legislation then one can only wonder which one will follow suit next and where this will end. In the same way as when some local authorities in the UK have decided that any Gypsy no longer traveling g is no longer ethnic Gypsy and therefore no longer has any redress under the race relations legislations and in the same time making the traveling with trailer an felony thereby, with one stroke, solving the problem of ethnic Gypsies. If they can’t travel they no longer are and if they no longer are then the problem is solved.

The same can be seen with the homeless. Those that cannot get any work have to starve or steal or, and that could be another reason why the city official of Orlando went that route, have to leave the area.

M V Smith, July 28, 2006

Remember the Gypsy Martyrs of the Holocaust

The time is upon us, yet again, of the anniversary of the most horrid part in our People’s history; the destruction of the “Gypsy Camp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Where in the night of August 1 – August 2, 1944 – 62 years ago on that day – thousands of Gypsy men, women and children were brutally murdered in the name of Nazi racial purity.

Let us remember our People’s Martyrs of that time, as well as of times that were before and after, by wearing a brown ribbon in their honor and let us keep alive their memory for ever and ever.

To this end, while the German authorities and Gypsy groups still wrangle about the physical memorial to our Martyrs the World Gypsy Union has set up a virtual memorial; one to which anyone can come to remember our dead of the Holocaust and pogroms.


Ma Bister is also the name of the Memorial website and maybe we can all come to that place in our own way and lay some flowers, even though they may be flowers in the mind only, to remember those that were murdered simple because they were Gypsy, Romani, Zigeuner.

At the rising of the sun and at the going down of the same – we will remember them!

Ushti opre Romane! In they memory for a better future of our People.

© M V Smith, July 28, 2006

An Insult to the Romani Victims of the Holocaust


Press Release:


Contact: Grattan Puxon
01206 523528


Travellers and supporters will rally outside the Basildon Centre,
St Martin's Square, Basildon, at 11 am on Tuesday, 1 August, to make
a final appeal to Malcolcm Buckley, council leader, to drop his £3 million
plan to bulldoze 86 homes at Dale Farm, Crays Hill, Essex.


A Petition with 2,000 names collected from around the world
will be delivered to Basildon Council on a 32-foot banner.

Remembering the

The rally will recall the Gypsy Camp Massacre that occurred in Auschwitz
concentration camp on 2 August 1944

The events mark the opening of the Public Enquiry (10.30 am) at Basildon Centre
into 40 Planning Appeals - and will be followed in the afternoon by a Street Party
on Camilla Drive, Dale Farm.


It is an outright insult that is perpetrated by the likes of the Dale Farm Campaign and its leaders, most who are Gohja or Irish Travellers, trying to equate whatever is going on with that illegal encampment in Essex, with the Romani Holocaust. Irish Travellers are not and have never been part of the Romani People nor have had they anything to do with the Holocaust suffered by Sinti, Jenisch and Roma in Europe under the Black Legions of the Nazis.

Those who do this should be ashamed of themselves and apologize to the People. Any Rom associated with that affair can only be regarded as magerdo and palechido and should no longer be regarded as one of the People and the Gohja, like the Irish Travellers, who are but Gohja in trailers, well, what about them. They can be ignored to some degree. They are wannabe Gypsies and nothing more. Wishing to be regarded as "ethnic Gypsies" in order to scam even more from the British government and Europe.

Everyone should boycott the Holocaust event that is to be staged by those people who thus insult the murder of thousands of Gypsy men, women and children on that horrible night in the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Ma Bister!

© M V Smith, July 2006