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The University of Aachen in Germany fired historian Vladimir Iliescu for claiming the Holocaust never happened in Romania.
The institution “cancelled the teaching contract” of Iliescu “immediately after statements he made to the Romanian Academy became known,” a spokesperson for...
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The appointment of a Romanian lawmaker who denied his countrymen’s complicity in the Holocaust “seriously concerns” Romanian Jews, a community leader said.
Dan Sova was appointed minister for parliamentary affairs on Monday. In March, Sova was filmed saying that Romanians never...
June 29, 2012 | 12:14 pm
A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors was held in Haifa, featuring female survivors walking down a red carpet and sharing details of their travails during World War II.
Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, participated according to news reports. Romanian native Hava Hershkovitz, 79,...
November 9, 2011 | 3:15 pm
A conference focusing on Romania’s Holocaust-era war crimes in Ukraine and Moldova called on Romania to acknowledge and apologize for the murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews.
The conference, which ended Wednesday, on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, was convened to bring the...
August 10, 2011 | 10:39 am
Romania’s highest cultural forum, following a request by a watchdog group, agreed to make clear in the definition of an anti-Semitic slur that the word is a pejorative.
The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism on Tuesday had urged the The Romanian Academy to change its...
June 17, 2011 | 3:24 pm
Someone keeps stealing an exhibition about Jewish heritage and the Holocaust in Romania from a subway station in the country’s capital city.
The exhibition, created by Israeli photographer Shani Bar On and Austrian-born journalist Emil Rennert, was sponsored by the Austrian...
April 29, 2011 | 12:27 pm
One third of Romanian teenagers would be opposed to living next to Jewish neighbors according to a poll that found even higher levels of prejudice directed at Roma, Muslims and gays.
Three quarters of respondents said they did not want gays living next door, according to the poll,...
April 6, 2011 | 10:10 am
The remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during the Holocaust and found in a mass grave were reburied in a Jewish cemetery.
The unidentified remains of at least 40 Jewish victims were reburied on Monday in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania.
August 11, 2010 | 11:14 am
Israeli President Shimon Peres is on a state visit to Bulgaria and Romania aimed at bolstering bilateral relations with the two Balkan nations.
In the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Wednesday, Peres was presented with the country’s highest state decoration, the Stara Planina Award....
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...
January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm
In 1995, nurse, mystery writer and prospective single mom Serita Stevens traveled to Romania to adopt an abandoned 9-month-old baby girl. So appalled was she at the conditions in the orphanage at which she finally met her future daughter, she started Hugs and Hopes--Romania to help...