Lety, the Czech Republic

The labour camp for the Romani community from the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia by the occupying German army), under the German occupation of Czechoslovakia continued the internment system and the correctional facility set up in 1939. Prisoners were typically used for hard labour such as road  works. The records about the Romani population in the camp system are generally considered incomplete, but figures show around 1400 people were kept here, out of which a minimum number shows 500 people being sent to Auschwitz- Birkenau. After the war, the existence of Romani camps was largely forgotten, as the disappeared Czech Romani community was replaced by new comers who knew about this tragedy.