A series of memorial
ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the last
Jews of northern Transylvania to the Auschwitz death camp will begin
Friday in Romania, including a special event marking the opening of the
country's first public Holocaust education center in the town of Sighet.
The "Holocaust Cellar" will become a new feature of the Holocaust museum in the pre-war home of Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel,
in the courtyard of the old Jewish Ghetto of Sighet in Maramures
County. The cellar will serve as a learning center dedicated to the
13,000 local Holocaust victims.