For years, numerous Czech governments promised but failed to abolish an infamous pig farm in Lety, built in the 1970s at the site of a former concentration camp. The newly-appointed minister for human rights and ethnic minorities, Michael Kocáb, has expressed his own commitment to see the project through. More than 1,000 Romanies were interned at the Lety camp during World War II and 327 died there from disease or abuse.