National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust in Romania Date in the current year: October 9, 2017

National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust in Romania People of Romania observe National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust annually on October 9. This memorial day was created to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust in Romania during World War II.

The Jews and Romani suffered the Holocaust most of all. On October 9, 1942 Germans began mass deportation of Jews from Romania to Transnistria. This date officially became a memorial day in 2004, when the first observation of National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust was held in Romania.

Various events are organized on this day by organizations studying the history of the Holocaust and by representatives of Jews and Romani societies. For instance, the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania was opened on October 9, 2007.

Estimated 280,000 Jews died during the Holocaust in Romania, but the number of dead Romani is, unfortunately, not known. Commemorating marches take place through the capital of Romania on this day to commemorate the Romani victims and demand their recognition by the government.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

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Romania

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