Transnistria, 1941–1942: The Romanian Mass Murder Campaigns (review)

Transnistria, 1941–1942: The Romanian Mass Murder Campaigns (review) T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 98, No. 3 (Summer 2008) 424­429 JEAN ANCEL. Transnistria, 1941­1942: The Romanian Mass Murder Campaigns. Translated by Rachel Garfinkel and Karen Gold. Publications of Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, volumes 157­159. Tel Aviv: Goldstein-Goren Research Center, Tel Aviv University, 2003. In this outstanding three-volume collection of documents and analysis of Romania's treatment of Jews in Transnistria in 1941 and 1942, Jean Ancel offers ample proof ``that will enable students, historians, and Romanian scholars to grasp the essential truth that the Antonescu regime committed genocide'' during World War II (p. 16). That truth, ironically enough, is still debated among Romanians, whose government acknowledged Romania's involvement in the Holocaust for the first time only in October 2004.1 Until then, both Communist and post-Communist regimes largely ignored the overwhelming evidence of Romania's extermination of Jews within the Soviet territories it had occupied during the war. Instead, they focused on the fate of Jews in northern Transylvania, deported by the Hungarians to Auschwitz in 1944--as opposed to those under Romanian control in southern Transylvania, who survived the war http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jewish Quarterly Review University of Pennsylvania Press

Transnistria, 1941–1942: The Romanian Mass Murder Campaigns (review)

Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 98 (3) – Aug 7, 2008

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T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 98, No. 3 (Summer 2008) 424­429 JEAN ANCEL. Transnistria, 1941­1942: The Romanian Mass Murder Campaigns. Translated by Rachel Garfinkel and Karen Gold. Publications of Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, volumes 157­159. Tel Aviv: Goldstein-Goren Research Center, Tel Aviv University, 2003. In this outstanding three-volume collection of documents and analysis of Romania's treatment of Jews in Transnistria in 1941 and 1942, Jean Ancel offers ample proof ``that will enable students, historians, and Romanian scholars to grasp the essential truth that the Antonescu regime committed genocide'' during World War II (p. 16). That truth, ironically enough, is still debated among Romanians, whose government acknowledged Romania's involvement in the Holocaust for the first time only in October 2004.1 Until then, both Communist and post-Communist regimes largely ignored the overwhelming evidence of Romania's extermination of Jews within the Soviet territories it had occupied during the war. Instead, they focused on the fate of Jews in northern Transylvania, deported by the Hungarians to Auschwitz in 1944--as opposed to those under Romanian control in southern Transylvania, who survived the war

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