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The Holocaust in Romania is a very controversial topic in terms of size and impact, as there were several occasions when Jewish communities were protected by representatives of the authorities, including Antonescu himself (even allowed "illegal" transportation by ships) and also the treatment of Jews...More
After visiting the Palace of Parliament we decided to walk over to the Romania Holocaust Memorial only installed in the past decade.
It is a very special, representative, minimalist memorial plaza with different elements which characterize the Holocaust in Romania when about half the Jewish...More
The memorial is a simple concrete structure built in a hole in the ground, with very little explanation provided. The hole is lined with rusty steel plates and you can go into the building but there is no explanation of the names etched onto some...More
Locating a short walk from the Old Town in a residentially community. Although one may think an odd location, it makes sense as it represents those from the community of Bucharest that were persecuted and died. Stark - justifiably. Surrounded by local community residents having...More
No eternal flame here, but a simple concrete structure with a chimney. Finally in 2009 a memorial was built for over 300,000 Jewish and Roma Romanians killed at the orders of the fascist Antonescu government during WOII. Testimony also to the Jews from the Northwest...More
I was the only person around when I visited this memorial. It is a quiet place to visit. The monument is a bit tricky to find. There is no staff there. This is a good place to reflect on what happened in Romania when the...More