Germany Inaugurates Roma Holocaust Memorial


Messina Weiss great grand-daughter of Holocaust survivor Gertrud... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Berlin,Bestof,Carrying,Chairperson,Conflict,Cultures,Daniela Schadt,Females,Flower,Full Length,Germany,Granddaughter,Holocaust,Horizontal,Human Interest,Image,Joachim Gauck,New,Politics,Survival,Terrorism,Topics,Topix,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 24: Messina Weiss (L), 12, great grand-daughter of Holocaust survivor Gertrud Rocher, carries a flower as she leads diginitaries, including German President Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt (both L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Romani Rose (speaking with Merkel), Chairman of the Central Council of Sinti and Roma in Germany to the “Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe Murdered Under National Socialism” at the inauguration of the new memorial on October 24, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. In addition to targeting Jews during the Holocaust, Hitler also sought to exterminate the Roma population in Europe and estimates of the number killed range from 220,000 to 1,500,000. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)