Romania SIG #Romania Re: (Romania) Prime Minister Announces Law Guaranteeing Access to State Archives for Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania and More #romania


Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

I quote:
". A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars."

For those who are not familiar with Romanian archives:

Tens if not hundred of thousands of records >from WWII era were scanned
by Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Museum.
Securitate and the Kingdom era security organization (Sigurantza)
archives are open.
Anyone can get to a Romanian archive and study the available records.
To my best knowledge - the one important material that is kept
confidential are the raw forms of the 1942 Jewish Census (though a
small part of it was found by Rom-Sig and digitized). This material is
considered confidential due to privacy reasons.
Thus, I don't see any real change.

Regards

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel

Regards
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On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 6:34 PM Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@...
<rom-sig@...> wrote:

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Romanian Prime Minister Vioric Danicila spoke at the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 24. In his speech he
made several promises of importance:

The President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania, Mr.
Liviu Dragnea, will promote in the next parliamentary term, three important
laws for the Jewish community.

. Granting of Romanian citizenship to all Jews of Romanian descent who were
forced to renounce Romanian citizenship when they left their country under
the communist regime.
. Granting special compensations and pensions for the Holocaust Survivors in
Romania as a sign of respect and acknowledgment of the suffering of these
heroes.
. A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars.

I have no further information on any of the above three proposed laws.

To read his comments see:
http://www.policyconference.org/article/transcripts/2019/dancila.asp

Thank you to Philip Trauring, President, IGRA for informing us of these
proposed laws.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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