Holocaust mass grave found in Romania

Published on November 8th, 2010 | by Admin

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A mass grave containing the bodies of 100 Jews has been discovered in a Romanian forest.

The find in a forest near the town of Popricani, about 350 kilometers (220 kilometers) northeast of Bucharest, contains the bodies of men, women and children who were shot in 1941, the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania said in a statement.

On Friday, riot police sealed off the area, not allowing anyone near the site, local reporters told The Associated Press.

The find offers evidence of pogroms against Jews in the region, scholars say, campaigns that were long minimized in a country whose official history taught that Germans were the sole perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Sketchy reports about the possibility of a mass grave in the forest began to appear in 2002, and local authorities began an investigation, which was suspended in the fall after nothing was found. Experts resumed the investigation at the site and began interviewing witnesses again in 2009, according to Romanian historian Adrian Cioflanca.

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2 Responses to Holocaust mass grave found in Romania

  1. Hels says:

    My generation, born 1946-49, was born from _survivors_ so the bones in the graves won’t be our parents. But they may be aunts, uncles, grandparents and first cousins. Even if the people are never identified, it will be important to have a formal site, with a proper grave stone marker.

    Your reporters said the find offers evidence of pogroms against Jews in a country whose official history taught that Germans were the sole perpetrators of the Holocaust. That may be a modern spin, because most thinking people know that each nation had its own home-grown nationalist/anti-Semitic/proto-Nazi movement creating havoc for Jews, even before the Germans arrived. However any Holocaust survivor will happily admit that Romania was the most moral of all the European nations to its own Jewish community.

  2. Numacalca Dotro says:

    Search for “History of Romania part 15 – Holocaust” on youtube to see the lies of the anti-Romanian propaganda exposed.

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