'Hitler's Overlooked Victims: The Genocide of the Gypsies' talk is March 7
During World War II, Adolph Hitler ordered medical experiments, torture, and concentration camps for the Gypsies of Europe. Who are the Gypsies, and why did Hitler try to exterminate them?
Bill Duna, an American descendant of Hungarian Gypsies and music instructor at St. Thomas, has dedicated his life to bringing this story of racism and persecution to public attention. Duna was appointed by Presidents Reagan and Bush to the Holocaust Council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he spent 10 years doing research and designing programs to educate about the genocide of the Gypsies.
The Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota is pleased to sponsor a talk by Duna at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Room 100, McNeely Hall. His talk will include historical film and music. This talk is free and open to the public.
The Genocide Intervention Network is an organization with a mission to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. For information about the national organization, check online; to learn about the St. Thomas chapter, contact president Jenny Le, and for information about state-level activities, check online or contact state coordinator Dr. Ellen Kennedy.