On International Romani Day, some 76 years after the Nazi genocide that aimed to wipe out Germany’s Sinti and Roma communities, DW looks at progress for Europe’s largest minority group — but discrimination remains.

“You’re nothing, you can’t do anything, you’re the bottom of the pile.” That’s what members of Germany’s Sinti and Roma communities have been told for centuries, sometimes openly and sometimes subtly, said Sebastijan Kurtisi.

As one of the interviewers for the latest RomnoKher study, Kurtisi surveyed Sinti and Roma people living in Germany, among them both Germans and immigrants. RomnoKher is the nationwide association of Sinti and Roma for the promotion of culture and education, and the study — which involved 614 interviews — was funded by the foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future.”

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