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Krystyna Gil was five years old when she witnessed the massacre of most of her family at Szczurowa where 93 Roma were murdered by Nazis. Krystyna was handed to her grandmother by her mother who was killed. Five people survived the massacre, when they were told by Polish Police to run away. Szczurowa near Tarnow, Poland 1943..Roma Holocaust "Porrajmos", the Roma word means literally "the devouring", where it is estimated that between 500 thousand and one and a half million Roma were exterminated across Germany, Poland, ex-Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s. The Roma were the first race to be subjected to experimentation by the Nazis, as part of Joseph Goebbels' 'Final Solution'.