In this year’s census, we face the most critical questions: Do we want to be free? Do we want to be free in our hearts and minds so that we can say we are proud to be Roma? Do we want to be free of the chains of fear and shame? Do we want to be free to pay respect to our elders and ancestors who were enslaved, tortured, sterilized, and exterminated but still fought back by all possible peaceful means, or will we betray them? Do we want to be free to respect their sacrifices, to show that we are the biggest European minority.