The Relations between Dr. W. Filderman and Marshal Ion Antonescu during the Deportation of the Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina (October-December 194 Cover Image
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The Relations between Dr. W. Filderman and Marshal Ion Antonescu during the Deportation of the Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina (October-December 194
The Relations between Dr. W. Filderman and Marshal Ion Antonescu during the Deportation of the Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina (October-December 194

Author(s): Lya Benjamin
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: Ion Antonescu; Dr. W. Filderman; deportation; survival of the Jews; Transnistria

Summary/Abstract: The study presents the protests of Dr. W. Filderman, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities (FUCE), against the deportation of the Jews from Bessarabia, from the northern and southern parts of Bukovina and from the Old Kingdom to Transnistria. (October-December 1941). The Jewish leader characterized the deportation as a death sentence for thousands of Jews who were not charged with anything, except being Jews. Marshal Ion Antonescu publicly responded to Dr. Filderman’s interventions. He justified the deportation, blaming, and demonizing the Jews, thus contributing to the existent anti-Semitic atmosphere and questioning Filderman’s credibility. However, the latter’s fight for the survival of the Jews never ended.

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 35-47
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English