Family members, government representatives, public honour memory of Roma interned at Lety camp

Surviving family members, Culture Minister Daniel Herman, human rights minister Jan Chvojka and members of the public took part in a ceremony at the memorial in Lety, South Bohemia, on Saturday honouring the memory of Roma who were interned and suffered or died at the site where a former labour and later concentration camp stood during WWII. Some 500 people were sent on from the camp to Auschwitz. The current government, in its strategic plan to 2020, has pledged to do away with an offending pig farm at the site. Minister Chvojka said that the property had been valuated and that talks with the farm owners would begin within a month. Previous Czech governments made similar promises to remove the farm but failed.

Author: Jan Velinger