Unveiling of the memorial to the estimated half million Roma and Sinti murdered by the Nazis during World War II

Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan (L) shakes hands with death camp survivor Reinhard Florian as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) looks on during the unveiling of the memorial to the estimated half million Roma and Sinti murdered by the Nazis during World War II, in Berlin on October 24, 2012. Historians estimate nearly 500,000 Roma men, women and children across Europe were killed between 1933 and 1945, decimating a population with roots in Germany dating back six centuries.
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( AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images / October 24, 2012 )

Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan (L) shakes hands with death camp survivor Reinhard Florian as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) looks on during the unveiling of the memorial to the estimated half million Roma and Sinti murdered by the Nazis during World War II, in Berlin on October 24, 2012. Historians estimate nearly 500,000 Roma men, women and children across Europe were killed between 1933 and 1945, decimating a population with roots in Germany dating back six centuries.

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