As part of Durham University’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, St Aidan’s College will be hosting The Porrajmos Exhibition, which features the largely unknown story of the persecution and deaths of Roma and Sinti Gypsies during the Second World War.

Between 1934 and 1945, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Roma and Sinti Gypsies were murdered (by genocide) throughout the Holocaust. This exhibition provides examples of some personal stories of the lives of those who were affected and is used as a learning resource to raise awareness of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) history.

The Porrajmos Exhibition was produced by the Safer Communities Service, Durham County Council. This event is supported by the Faculty of Art and Humanities, the University’s Chaplaincy Network, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, as well as the University Library and Collections team. The exhibition is open to all and will be available for two weeks.

Date: Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 14 February 2023
Venue: St Aidan’s College, Durham University, DH1 3LJ Exhibition free and open to all

For enquires, please email:

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 10.00am – 8.00pm
Weekends: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Please go to the college reception on arrival.

Click here to view or download the exhibition poster.

  • Date of Event 31 January 2023—14 February 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location

    St Aidan's College, Durham University, DH1 3LJ.