Diana Dumitru is Associate Professor of History at Ion Creang? State Pedagogical University in Chi?in?u and one of the few Moldovan scholars working on the Holocaust. Drawing on oral history and archival sources, her comparative research on Jewish–Gentile relations in Bessarabia and Transnistria sheds light on the important differences between local civilians’ attitudes and reactions during the Holocaust under Romanian authority: help for starving Jews in the camps of Transnistria, but also – as in Pepeni or Cepeleu?i in summer 1941 – participation in pogroms and massacres in Bessarabia. Diana Dumitru’s publications include “The State, Antisemitism, and Collaboration in the Holocaust” (forthcoming), as well as articles in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Yad Vashem Studies, and World Politics.
See a USHMM Podcast with Diana Dumitru here.