80 years since the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry

Tonight will begin the events of Holocaust and Heroism Day that took place tomorrow, and we remember and commemorate!

A photograph from the day of the pogrom against the Jews of the city of Iasi, Romania, June 1941. Photograph by Hanna Drori Keshi

Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated from this evening, and tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. the siren will sound, in memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry.

On the eve of World War II, about 800,000 Jews lived in the territory of enlarged Romania. After many decades, in which an antisemitic tradition with deep roots existed in Romania, it was given by the government the freedom to erupt violently and forcefully against the Jews. After the pogroms inDorohoi AndBucharest, Took place in June 1941 “Black Sunday” bYes: The terrible pogrom in the history of the Jews. 15,000,000 members of the community were massacred in one weekend, in which death trains were also used for the first time. With them were also my grandmother and my mother’s two brothers, a family I did not get to know.

In July 1941, when Romania became an ally of Nazi Germany in the campaign against the USSR, the signal was given for a wave of brutal persecution – more than 100,000 Jews were murdered in the territories In Serbia andBukovina, Most of them in the riots initiated by the Romanian and Ukrainian residents. About 180,000 were deported toTransnistria, In convoys of foot deaths. Many of the walkers were shot on the way by Romanian escorts, drowned and drowned while crossing river The Dniester Or died of starvation, thirst and exhaustion. In Transnistria, the Romanians doubled their efforts, killing tens of thousands of Jews at killing sites and about 130 other ghettos and labor camps. Others perished to death. In Roman-controlled areas, close to 380,000 Jews were murdered. At the same time, about 150,000 Jews from northern Transylvania-controlled communities in Hungary were deported to Auschwitz and murdered there.

Events on the eve of Holocaust Day, April 7:

Haifa Haifa – The State Municipal Remembrance Rally to Mark Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Day, will be dedicated to the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry and will be held at the Haifa Theater, with the participation of the Mayor, Einat Klish Rotem, City Council members and Holocaust survivors.

Lighters of the beacons of memory, all survivors of Transnistria, including: Joseph Klein, Born in Campul Lung, was in the camp that Argorod Transnistria immigrated to Israel with the youth aliyah, served in the IDF and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel; Erica Feiler, A girl from Radauti who was in the Mogilev camp in Transnistria; Zivia Goldschmidt, A native of Burdujeni who was in the Mogilev camp in Transnistria, and 3 other girlfriends and friends who were deported and stayed in the Transnistrian camps.

The event will be broadcast live on the AMIRR Facebook page: https://bit.ly/3cBIoHv

Holocaust Remembrance Day events, Thursday, April 8:

At 9:45 – The ceremony in memory of the martyrs of the Transnistria Holocaust of the Transnistria Survivors’ Organization, with the participation of the Mayor of Petah Tikva and the heads of the organization. The ceremony will take place in the square in memory of the Transnistrian orphans, Sirkin Junction Petah Tikva and will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the AMIR organization:


Starting at 12:45, you are invited to watch the Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day ceremony 5731, marked by the heroism of the Jewish rescuers, which will take place onForest of the Saints of the Allies And will be dedicated to the heroism of Yitzhak Artzi Wilhelm Filderman from Romanian Jewry. The ceremony will be attended by Mr. Avraham Duvdevani, Chairman of the Jewish National Fund, Dr. Haim Katz, Chairman of the World Center of Bnei Brit, H.M. Radu Iuanid, Romanian Ambassador to Israel, Noam Semel, CEO of the Habima National Theater, members of the Filderman family and more. The ceremony will be broadcast on YouTube by link:

You are invited to enter the dedicated category dedicated to the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry on the website of the AMIR organization where you will find a lot of information about the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry:

Link: https://bit.ly/3mmcX6U

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