Holocaust Public Memory in Postcommunist Romania

Edited by Alexandru Florian

Contributions by Adina Babes, Ana Barbulescu, Marius Cazan, Alexandru Climescu, Simon Geissbuhler, Michael Shafir and George Voicu

Published by: Indiana University Press

352 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 1 b&w illus

  • Paperback
  • 9780253032713
  • Published: January 2018


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253032706
  • Published: January 2018


  • eBook
  • 9780253032720
  • Published: January 2018


How is the Holocaust remembered in Romania since the fall of communism? Alexandru Florian and an international group of contributors unveil how and why Romania, a place where large segments of the Jewish and Roma populations perished, still fails to address its recent past. These essays focus on the roles of government and public actors that choose to promote, construct, defend, or contest the memory of the Holocaust, as well as the tools—the press, the media, monuments, and commemorations—that create public memory. Coming from a variety of perspectives, these essays provide a compelling view of what memories exist, how they are sustained, how they can be distorted, and how public remembrance of the Holocaust can be encouraged in Romanian society today.