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Romania

Bucovina Holocaust Memorial to be set up in Siret

The history museum in Siret, in northeastern Romania, will be refurbished and turned into the Holocaust Memorial of Bucovina, culture minister Bogdan Gheorghiu announced

Romanian police investigate death threats against prominent Jewish actor

Death threats made against award-winning film and theatre star Maia Morgenstern and her children at the start of Passover celebrations investigated by Romanian Police.

Cluj Jewish community tries to halt US auction of burial registry

The Jewish community of Cluj in Romania has asked a US auction house to halt the sell-off of a 19th Century handwritten burial registry that it believes was stolen during the Holocaust.

Romanian and Ukrainian towns share EU grant to promote cross-border Jewish heritage tourism

The towns of Sighetul Marmatiei, Romania and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine are sharing an EU grant to rehabilitate selected Jewish heritage sites and promote cross-border Jewish heritage-themed tourism.

Romania appoints special representative on combatting antisemitism

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu  has appointed a special Special Representative for Promoting the policies of Memory, Combating Antisemitism and Xenophobia.

First person convicted under Romania’s Holocaust denial law

A former Romanian intelligence officer was sentenced to one year and one month in prison for Holocaust denial in the first conviction under a 2002 law, a court in Bucharest confirmed.

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