With the Jewish community in Romania today numbering just a few thousand people, its tragic fate should serve as an example for what the outcome of political extremism may be. During the last week of May, two distinct events took place in different parts of Romania: the unveiling of the bust of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel in his native town of Sighetu Marmației in northern... Continue Reading
Valentin Săndulescu is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest in Romania. Between 2015 and 2018, he was a senior researcher for the project “Post-WWII Anti-Semitic Pogroms in East and East Central Europe: Collective Violence and Popular Culture,” which was funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Germany. His main academic interests, reflected in various conference presentations and publications, cover the history and historiography of fascism and anti-Semitism (with an emphasis on the Romanian Iron Guard), and also the history of the Jewish community in Romania.