Fri, Nov 15|
Romanian Cultural Institute
Radu Ioanid on Communist Romania and the Memory of the Holocaust
A necessary conversation three decades after the Romanian Revolution
Time & Location
Nov 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 East 38th Street, New York, NY, USA
About The Event
As part of our series of events dedicated to the Anniversary of 30 years since the fall of Communism in Romania, historian Radu Ioanid, the Director of the International Archival Program at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., revisits the policies of communist Romania towards the country's responsability in the Holocaust.
Radu Ioanid is Director of the International Archival Program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He was Vice-President of the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania, headed by Elie Wiesel, in 2003/2004. His book entitled “The Holocaust in Romania. The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944” (2000) shows the stages of Romanian massacres of Jews: the retreat from Bukovina and Bessarabia in June 1940, the massacres of summer 1941 including the Jassy pogrom, as well as mass murder in the killing fields of Transnistria. Further publications include “The Sword of the Archangel. Fascist Ideology in Romania” (1990) and “Le Pogrom de Jassy” (2015).
Our events are free and seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. We generally overbook to ensure a full house.