Roma and Sinti

Performer, activist, troublemaker; proud Roma and father Hamze Bytyçi is arguably one of the most recognisable and personable faces of Berlin’s Roma community, and is inviting all Berliners to “come out” in celebration of International Roma Day. Read more

Interviews & Portraits


Photo by Ute Langkafel

In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). Read more

Theatre & Dance

Playing at the Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi on October 27 and 29 at 8pm, "The Journey/Drom" turns the Balkan migration crisis into a live talk show. Don't miss! Read more

Theatre & Dance

Berlin was as busy as ever in 2015, and 11 issues of Exberliner have the proof. Among all our stories, these are the ones that stood out. Read our list and see if you agree. Is there something we missed? Let us know your faves in the comments. Read more


Roma colonies – originally a phenomenon confined to Neukölln – are sprouting up across Berlin as cynical speculators use Roma migrants to drive out long-term, low-rent tenants and transform their properties into top-end luxury flats. Read more


In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. Read more


From “Rat’s Nest” to model of Roma integration: in just a few years, the Arnold-Fortuin-Haus in Neukölln was transformed into attractive, affordable housing for its 500 tenants thanks to one man, Benjamin Marx. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW: With a whirlwind of paranoid tabloid headlines meeting the lifting of migration restrictions for Romania and Bulgaria on Jan 1 of this year, Romanian Ambassador Lazar Comanescu talks Roma integration. Read more

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INTERVIEW. If anyone knows what it’s like to feel unwelcome, it’s Bosnian-born photographer Nihad Nino Pušija – he was merely ‘tolerated’ as a refugee. The German status of ‘Duldung’ is something that haunts not only him but many of his subjects. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

The situation of Roma in Germany – past and present. From Duldung to deportation, the number of Balkan refugee lives affected by Germany's policies grows by the day. Read more


In 2012, 12,000 Roma refugees were deported to the Kosovo slums, making the minority group's long-awaited Berlin Holocaust memorial little more than a token gesture. With International Romani Day on April 8, we present some of the deportees' stories. Read more

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Memorial for the Murdered Sinti and Roma

The Memorial for the Murdered Sinti and Roma, designed by Dani Karavan. Photo by Marta Domínguez

Part two! Not everyone is happy with the Holocaust Memorial to Roma and Sinti that opened in October. Preeminent Romani scholar Ian Hancock disputes numbers and talks racism and money. Read more

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Renowned Israeli artist Dani Karavan speaks out on the memorial that opened last October to commerate the murder of Roma and Sinti by the Nazis. Read more

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