‘I remember Auschwitz every waking moment of my life.’

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By The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

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Tuesday 27 January was Holocaust Memorial Day. This year’s theme was ‘keep the memory alive’. Originally published on The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website, this is the story of Ceija Stojka, a Romany Gypsy who was persecuted by the Nazis. She was deported with 200 members of her extended family to Auschwitz where most of them were murdered upon arrival. In later life Ceija Stojka spent her time promoting the rights of Roma people, highlighting through her experiences what can happen when prejudice and hatred are allowed to take hold.

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