Thursday, 15 May 2014

Romania's First Public Holocaust Education Centre Set to Open

FSWC Reports:


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. 


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