From Source Collections to Peer-Reviewed Journals: Romanians Write the Holocaust

Clark, Roland ORCID: 0000-0003-3292-282X
(2017) From Source Collections to Peer-Reviewed Journals: Romanians Write the Holocaust. Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, 31 (3). pp. 307-312.

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The majority of politicians and academics alike denied Romania’s involvement in the Holocaust until 2003, when a public scandal convinced the country’s president to appoint the Elie Wiesel commission. The commission’s report firmly established Romania’s part in the murder of between 280,000 and 380,000 Jews and over 11,000 Roma. Since then, scholars working in Romania have published source collections, journal articles, and occasional monographs on the Holocaust, working primarily from Romanian archives and focusing on Romanian perpetrators. More recently non-historians have also studied the Holocaust more broadly as a cultural phenomenon, producing novels, memoirs, and films. The Romanian public remains largely ignorant of the genocide, and there are severe doubts about how successfully it is being taught in schools or through educational outreach programs. A number of university courses do discuss antisemitism, fascism, and the Holocaust in detail, however, and a new generation of researchers is emerging, which bodes well for the future of the field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romania, Holocaust, Education, Publishing, Historiography
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:00
DOI: 10.1080/23256249.2017.1371824
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