Foreign Ministry brings homage to memory of Holocaust victims


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) brought homage to the memory of victims of the Holocaust, on the occasion of the 70th commemoration of the deportation of Jews from northern Transylvania. According to a MAE press release, the Romanian diplomacy welcomes the ‘distinguished series of commemorative events organized under the auspices of the ‘Elie Wiesel’ National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, in partnership with the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the Parliament of Romania’. The mentioned series of events included the organizing of an International Conference, hosted by the Parliament of Romania on Wednesday, followed by the unveiling of 12 commemorative plaques in the train stations of northern Transylvania from which, in May 1944, nearly 132,000 Jews were boarded on trains heading to Auschwitz by the Nazi and Horthyst authorities. 90 percent of those deported were exterminated. The jews of northern Transylvania were boarded on trains heading to Auschwitz from the train stations in Satu Mare, Cluj, Oradea, Dej, Sighetu Marmatiei, Viseu de Sus, Reghin, Targu Mures, Baia Mare, Bistrita, Simleul Silvaniei, Gheorghieni.

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