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Romania

Romanian Jewish leaders discuss community’s response to the pandemic

In a series of video interviews, leaders of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania (FEDROM), the country's EJC affiliate, discuss the situation faced by Romanian Jews during the current pandemic.

Senior Romanian priest seemingly compares Jews to coronavirus

A senior priest in the Catholic Church of Romania appeared to liken Jews to a virus in a filmed Easter greeting.

Lajos Erdélyi, Holocaust survivor who pioneered documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Romania, dies at 90

Lajos Erdélyi, a Holocaust survivor from Transylvania who as a journalist and photographer was a pioneer in the post-Holocaust documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Romania, passed away aged 90. May his memory be a blessing.

Romania to open its first Holocaust museum

Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum.

Romania finds many more remains near Jewish mass grave site

Archaeologists have unearthed "many human remains" in north-east Romania near an area where a mass grave was discovered in 2010.

Romanian state museum director pens antisemitic conspiracy theory

The head of Romania’s state-funded Bucharest Municipality Museum published an op-ed that critics say promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories.

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