Virtual Gypsy Holocaust Memorial

As of June 16, 2006, the first ever online Memorial commemorating the Gypsy Holocaust of the Nazi era and also commemorating those killed for being Gypsy before and after, has been established. "Ma Bister!" is, I am sure the first, and so far only, of its kind. It is presently still a work in progress but the work is under way for sure. The ideas are there, implementing them and finding the means to do so is something else.

"Ma Bister!" was set up for a number of reasons. Firstly because of the ongoing row over the Holocaust Memorial for those persecuted as Gypsy by the Nazis in Germany where they want to exclude, for instance, the Jenisch People. Secondly because many of our People do not live anywhere near a "real" memorial and therefore an online one simply is one where they can go and reflect.

The idea is to have something like a guestbook (having still to find the source code or add on for the website that can be thus configured) that is like a memorial wall and that can be used by those that wish to commemorate their relatives or friends murdered by the Nazis for being Gypsy, Zigeuner, and also a kind of "book of condolences" where visitors can leave messages. The "wall of remembrance" may have to be done a little different. We shall see however.