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The National Institute for Romanian Holocaust Studies "Elie Wiesel" announces a call for projects on the Holocaust in Romania, which will be organised from March 1st to September 30th 2017.


Holocaust education has been one of the main objectives pursued by the Romanian IHRA Chairmanship in 2016 with a view to raise awareness about the necessity to teach the new generations about the dangerous consequences of this tragedy.


October 9 has been the national Holocaust Remembrance Day in Romania since May 2004 and marks the day when the deportations of Romanian Jews to Transnistria started.


In the week of 20-24 September 2016, the National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania `Elie Wiesel` signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with various partners to ensure Holocaust education for civil servants.


On 29 September 2016 the Mayor of Bucharest, Mrs. Gabriela Firea, announced that the General Council of the Romanian capital had approved the creation of a Holocaust and Jewish History Museum.


On 31 July, the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, attended the closing ceremony of the national competition "Holocaust Memory 2016” in Bucharest.


The Centre for the Study of the Jewish History in Romania initiated a project focused on the lives of the numerous victims of the Iasi Pogrom.


 On 22 May 2016, the Holocaust Memorial located next to the Synagogue in Gherla, Romanian was inaugurated.


On 25 May 2016, IHRA Honorary Chairman Yehuda Bauer was awarded the National Order for Merit by the President of Romania, H.E. Klaus Iohannis.


On 6 May 2016, a commemorative event dedicated to the Queen Mother Elena of Romania, who was awarded with the title of righteous among nations for saving thousands of Jews during WWII, took place at the Choral Temple in Bucharest.