Thursday, May 27, 2010

Barak Obama sends form letter to Romani Gypsies asking for representation in US Holocaust Memorial Council

Some weeks ago Professor Ian Hancock wrote to the President about the importance of having Romani representation on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. William Clinton (Democrat) made the appointment, George Bush (Republican) removed it.

Former Director of the USHMM's Holocaust Research Institute, Michael Berenbaum wrote that "At the center of the tragedy of the Holocaust is the murder of European Jews . . . Near that center is the murder of the Gypsies." Yet we have had no representation for many years.

With the letter, Hancock sent materials to Barak Obama, including copies of Himmler's and others' documents re: The Final Solution of the Gypsy Question.

Evidently none of those materials reached him; the staff who deal with the thousands of letters received daily evidently decided that all this required was an F.U. response (below). It is hard to believe that the concern shown by his Secretary of State in her
several public addresses regarding Roma was still not enough to warrant a proper reply.

Some time ago there was a charge of racism levelled at President Obama for using the word "gyp" publicly. No doubt a slip made in ignorance, as it often is, but this latest dismissive letter doesn't inspire confidence.

We urge ALL of you to write your own letters via www.WhiteHouse.gov.

Response Below

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The White House
Washington
May 20, 2010

Dear Friend:
Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas. I appreciate
hearing from you.
Our nation faces serious challenges, and we will only overcome them
by involving all Americans in shaping the policies that affect their
own lives. My Administration is continuously working to engage
individuals in innovative ways. I encourage you to explore
www.WhiteHouse.gov, which is regularly
updated and more interactive than ever before.
Thank you for contacting me and providing your thoughtful suggestions.
Sincerely,

Barak Obama

4 comments:

Rebekka said...

A friend had a chance to speak with Michelle Obama during a party at the White House, shortly after the incident where he used the word 'gyp'. She found that Obama had been informed of his error immediately after. Whe asked why he made no apology, the first lady told my friend that it would be an embarrassment to the White House to apologize to a people like us. She did not go into detail, but said the gist of the conversation was that we are beneath him and therefore unworthy of recognition and apology. Before, it was merely an ignorant mistake. But in that decision that we are a people less than him, he became a racist.

Needless to say, I am not surprised at his attitude towards representing us on the council.

Dani said...

Wow that is really interesting. What a shame. I am very disappointed if that is true. Thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

bravo ! madonna she has seen the hate,discrimanation against gypsy,s she seen it ,heard it witness it as in every race their is good and bad why do ppl judge all gypsy,s by one gypsy,s crimanal act ? not all gypsy,s are the same it is very bad in europe for them were ever they go the are cast out of country,s degraded, dehumanized they still live in the holocust it never left them sadly to say here in the .u.s.a it,s not that bad why are the gypsy children being judge punished hated for ? baby,s that know nothing at all what is going on but know that they are hated for who are their parent,s for the blood that runs threw theyer veins they see how their parent,s family are treated these poor soul,s are god,s ppl also remember that god created them equal to the rest of the ppl their god,s children also not toxic i am third genaration born in the u.s.a my child is the fourth generation racist stopped against black,s and latino,s jew,s even the germans,were forgiven gypsy,s suffered threw the holocust and they continue to do so why ? i read about this subject watched video,s new,s never in my life i witness such hate for these ppl they are still judged,prosacuted,denied from the world degraded this will never stop the only race ihave known to still be discrimanated they will never be accepted in society never be given a chance their is a god he is watching and know,s what is happening remember they too were in the holacust and sufferd also they continue to do so their children also remember they were not involved in 9/11 but yet here in america we dont blame all the ppl that are the same race of the ppl who caused 9/11 or their children in fact police and ppl protect them stand up for them and say they did not kill all those ppl just cause their the same race we cant not blame them their innocent every race steal,s kills etc why single out these ppl.

Anonymous said...

bravo ! madonna for standing up for gypsy they booed her at her concert she has seen the hate,discrimanation against gypsy,s she seen it ,heard it witness it as in every race their is good and bad why do ppl judge all gypsy,s by one gypsy,s crimanal act ? not all gypsy,s are the same it is very bad in europe for them were ever they go the are cast out of country,s degraded, dehumanized they still live in the holocust it never left them sadly to say here in the .u.s.a it,s not that bad why are the gypsy children being judge punished hated for ? baby,s that know nothing at all what is going on but know that they are hated for who are their parent,s for the blood that runs threw theyer veins they see how their parent,s family are treated these poor soul,s are god,s ppl also remember that god created them equal to the rest of the ppl their god,s children also not toxic i am third genaration born in the u.s.a my child is the fourth generation racist stopped against black,s and latino,s jew,s even the germans,were forgiven gypsy,s suffered threw the holocust and they continue to do so why ? i read about this subject watched video,s new,s never in my life i witness such hate for these ppl they are still judged,prosacuted,denied from the world degraded this will never stop the only race ihave known to still be discrimanated they will never be accepted in society never be given a chance their is a god he is watching and know,s what is happening remember they too were in the holacust and sufferd also they continue to do so their children also remember they were not involved in 9/11 but yet here in america we dont blame all the ppl that are the same race of the ppl who caused 9/11 or their children in fact police and ppl protect them stand up for them and say they did not kill all those ppl just cause their the same race we cant not blame them their innocent every race steal,s kills etc why single out these ppl