The Memory and Histography of Porrajmos
Making a Transnational National Site of Memory
This article investigates the memory and historiography of the Roma Holocaust/Porrajmos. It examines the stages and actors in the process through which the Porrajmos became a ‘site of memory’ within Roma minority communities living in different nation states, and how later, this ‘site of memory’ played a role in the making of a unified, common narrative of Roma history and in the transnational process of Roma national identity building. The Porrajmos, as a site of memory of shared Roma history, has played a significant role in the local, ethnic, national, as well as transnational identities of the Roma, and through this also the creation of ties among different Roma communities.
György Majtényi, The Memory and Histography of Porrajmos, in: Vol 8 No 1 (2021): S:I.M.O.N. SHOAH: INTERVENTION. METHODS. DOCUMENTATION., 86-103. DOI: https://doi.org/10.23777/SN.0121/ART_GMAJ01