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…

Cloudy with a Chance of Foolish Outbursts

I had to laugh because yesterday the newspaper Evenimentul Zilei for some reason published a press release from a member of parliament named Vasile Mocanu in which he savagely criticized American foreign policy in Romania. I have no idea why Mocanu, a loyal member of the PSD, would send this press release to EVZ, which…

Fury Unleashed

I’ve got to be completely honest right upfront and admit that writing a lengthy article about the summer of 1941 here in Romania is probably about the worst mistake I’ve ever made here on the blog. For one thing, most people will find it boring and not even read it and secondly, those who do…

Die Stadt Bukarest ist von meinen Truppen besetzt

In working on my iPad book (which had some technical errors and needed to be re-submitted – should be ready soon!), I was reminded of the curious fact that Iaşi was the capital of all of Romania from 1916-1918. That’s an interesting piece of trivia but quite frankly I never knew why the government left…

Bike Sharing in Romania

Following up on yesterday’s post, I came across an article (unfortunately not online) with some wonderful news. The city of Cluj-Napoca is once again going to offer free bike rentals (also known in English as “bike sharing”). This program is the brainchild of Asociatia Green Revolution (Ro) and I’m quite happy to see they’re doing…