Historian Asks Hard Questions About Romanian Holocaust

From the Jerusalem Post:

I looked for the “Why?” in the archives of Romania, but I could not find it there. In all the survivors, and children of survivors that I have talked to I awkwardly asked “why do you think this happened?” Despite my current work for my thesis, I have also been working on a book on the Jassy Pogrom which has put me in contact with various sources, with many of whom I talked about the “Why?” Yet they could not answer. Even as I continue to look at the historiography and theoretical approaches of antisemitism and its progression throughout history I cannot find the “Why?”

Maybe there is no “why”. Maybe it was a result of historical forces that are impossible to understand looking back with a modern lens. But it’s still important to never forget what happened.

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