Water is silently running in circles. If you follow the water, you'll be able to see iron letters which form words: «Gaunt face, dead eyes, cold lips, quiet, a broken heart, out of breath, without words, no tears». It is a poem called 'Auschwitz', written by a Roma poet Santino Spinelli.
Sinti and Roma are the peoples which became victims of the Nazi genocide: around 220,000 – 500,000 people were murdered during Porajmos.
Since 2012 in Berlin's Tiergarten is a monument to the Sinti and Roma. As you step into the territory of the memorial, you suddenly see titles on the stones under your feet. They say: 'Dachau', 'Auschwitz', 'Buchenwald'… It's silent, and all that you hear is the water splashing in chute which encircles the immovable water in the round pool. There is a triangular stone in the middle of it. A triangle was used by the Nazi to identificate the inmates in concentration camps. Sinti and Roma people had to wear brown and black triangles on their clothes.
On the stone triangle in the middle of the pool is a fresh flower. Day by day it is being changed to a new one. The flower is blooming, the water is running. Life goes on.