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NEWS - Romania goes Revisionist

Postby Hannover » 1 decade 6 years ago (Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:29 pm)

Well well, nothing like progress.
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Saturday 14 June 2003
Telegraph Network telegraph.co.uk

Romania denies Holocaust
By Shamillia Sivathambu
(Filed: 14/06/2003)

The Romanian government issued a blunt denial yesterday that the Holocaust hit the country during the Second World War, defying [alleged] historical accounts of a campaign of anti-Semitic persecution orchestrated by its pro-Nazi wartime regime.

The statement, issued by the Public Information Ministry, startled Jewish
leaders in Romania, where 250,000 Jews were [allegedly] killed or deported to concentration camps under the rule of Marshal Ion Antonescu.

"We firmly claim that within the borders of Romania between 1940 and 1945 there was no Holocaust," the ministry said.
If it can't happen as alleged, then it didn't.

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Postby TMoran » 1 decade 6 years ago (Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:33 pm)

Just for the record here's a follow up to the Romanian denial.

Also, note the two different figures for the alleged fatalities. One being 250,000 and the other being 420,000.

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Romania's Holocaust Disclaimer Is Rebuked
By LARA SUKHTIAN
Associated Press Writer

June 16, 2003, 4:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM -- Romania's assertion that there was no mass killing of Jews in its territory during World War II drew a sharp rebuke Monday from the
Israeli government.

Israel summoned the Romanian ambassador to the foreign ministry, telling her that the statement was incorrect and had strained relations between the two nations.

"Romania must find a way to correct this unfortunate statement, in order to return the bilateral ties to the right path," the Israeli Foreign Ministry
said in a statement issued after the meeting with Ambassador Valeria Mariana Stoica.

There were 760,000 Jews in Romania before World War II and an estimated 420,000 were killed according to Jean Ancel, a leading Israeli expert on the Holocaust in Romania, and other historians.

Today, about 6,000 Jews live in Romania.

Documents show the Romanian government was directly involved in the
extermination, said Ancel, author of a two-volume book on the subject
published by Yad Vashem, Israel's leading Holocaust research institute.

"Romania was the only ally of Germany that had its own plan of destruction and used its own army to exterminate Jews," Ancel said.

The German Nazis and their allies killed 6 million Jews during World War II, gassing many to death in extermination camps and shooting others after forcing them to dig their own graves. Ancel said that in the Ukraine,
Romanian soldiers also burned Jews alive.

Romania has drawn criticism for its reluctance to come to grips with its
role in the Holocaust. On Thursday, the government signed an agreement
allowing the Washington-based Holocaust Memorial Museum to study Romanian archives about the Holocaust.

Despite that agreement, the Romanian Ministry of Public Information claimed that "within the borders of Romania between 1940 and 1945 there was no Holocaust."

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld ... -headlines

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Postby Malle » 1 decade 6 years ago (Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:57 pm)

One wonders how much this will cost Rumania? In money? In threat?
I must be a mushroom - because everyone keeps me in the dark and feeds me with lots of bullshit.

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Postby TMoran » 1 decade 6 years ago (Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:18 pm)

Malle pondered:
'One wonders how much this will cost Rumania? In money? In threat?'


The main threat will come from the United States. You can bet that right now the Jewish state is telling the Romanians that if they don't fall to their knees and beg forgiveness that the United States will bring pressure bear.

Right now there are those 'lobbyists' in Washington telling certain parties to 'Go get em Fido'.

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Postby TMoran » 1 decade 6 years ago (Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:45 am)

Shattered!
50 Years of Silence

History and Voices of the Tragedy in Romania and Transnistria
Dr. Felicia (Steigman) Carmelly

Recipient of:

"The Canadian Society For Yad Vashem Award for Holocaust History, 1997" from The Jewish Book Awards Committee at the Toronto Koffler Centre of the Arts.

"The Holocaust Literature Prize for 1998"
from The Ianculovici Cultural Foundation, Israel.

Citation from the Canadian House of Commons
September 27, 2000

Published on the internet by

Kenneth N. McVay Founder and Director of Nizkor Project,
in cooperation with The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada

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"The Holocaust Literature Prize for 1998"?

Check out this one on The Holocaust History Project

http://www.holocaust-history.org/questi ... ania.shtml

The Tragedy of Romanian Jewry
Randolph L. Braham (Editor)
c. 1994, Columbia University Press
ISBN 0-88033-301-4

Romanian and German forces sieze from 4 to 8 thousand Jews, take them to the court yard of the police station and then shoot thousands right on the spot then take the bodies off to be buried in mass graves dug at the city's grave yard.

A couple of thousand who survived, somehow, were taken away in trains.


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