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The Transylvanian Jews, Before and During the Holocaust

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The Transylvanian Jews, Before and During the Holocaust

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Jan 27, 2:00 PM EST

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About The Event

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the life and memory of the once thriving Jewish community of Transylvania, almost completely obliterated towards the end of the Second World War, whose fate is commemorated by a unique institution located in the heart of Romania, the Holocaust Museum of Northern Transylvania in Șimleu Silvaniei. 

We follow the saga of the establishment of the museum, which occupies a derelict synagogue now restored to its former glory, and examine the destiny of the Transylvanian Jewry in the company of Dr. Alex Hecht, the museum’s founder, Daniel Stejeran, the museum’s director, Dr. Ana Bărbulescu, head of the research department of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, and author and academic Dr. Roberta Seret, founder of the International Cinema Education. With a keynote introduction by A.G. Weinberger, Vice President of the Romanian Cultural Institute

The discussion, moderated by RCI New York director Dorian Branea, will be preceded by the screening of the documentary "The Right to Be" by Edward Staroselsky, which presents the story of the creation of the Holocaust Museum in Northern Transylvania and its main exhibition, narrating the life of the vanished community from the relative peace before the war to its almost total destruction in the Holocaust.

Join us live on Facebook on January 27 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 7 p.m. London time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts after the show.

This event is organised in partnership with the Holocaust Museum of Northern Transylvania.

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