A document of Securitate about the Iaşi (Jassy)  Anti-Jews Pogrom (26-29 June 1941) Cover Image
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A document of Securitate about the Iaşi (Jassy) Anti-Jews Pogrom (26-29 June 1941)
A document of Securitate about the Iaşi (Jassy) Anti-Jews Pogrom (26-29 June 1941)

Author(s): Corvin Lupu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Jewish studies, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Antisemitism
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Anti-semitism; crimes against Jews; Ion Antonescu; Securitate documents; Traian Borcescu

Summary/Abstract: The author brings in attention a declaration given after the Second World War by Traian Borcescu, one of the most important heads of the Romanian Secret Service (S.S.I.) about the circumstances of the murder of thousands of Jews in Iași, on 26-29-th of June 1941. Traian Borcescu is an important memorialist in this case because he was one of those chiefs of the Secret Service who knew and encouraged the complot against the Chief of State, Ion Antonescu. So he is not one of those memorialists who tried to exculpate marshal Antonescu. The document shows a memorialist who tried to tell the truth, after many years after the Second World War, after many years of detension, in a perioad of his life in which he had nothing to win or to lose telling the truth. Explaining the whole context of the event, Traian Borcescu brings important arguments that the murder of the Jews in Iași was planned by the German SS officers and brings their ”arguments” to do these crimes.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 114-117
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English