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The Romanian Participation in the Holocaust by Bullets
The Romanian Participation in the Holocaust by Bullets

The 6th ‘Vânători’ Regiment – A Case Study (II)

Author(s): Marius Cazan
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Oral history, Social history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: mass graves; Holocaust; mass execution; Jews; Bălți; Mărculești;

Summary/Abstract: This article continues to follow the 6th ‘Vânători’ Regiment’s itinerary from the summer of 1941, after the slaughtering of the Jews in Sculeni. Its advancing in Bessarabia meant the crossing of a territory where large Jewish communities lived. The entire edifice of ideology and propaganda that equated the Jewish identity with the affiliation to communism, one that the military supported earnestly, was used to bring the Romanian troops to and keep them in the right state of mind. The article aims at describing in detail the operating mode, the criminal actions, and the subordination and coordination relationships from within one of the units of the 14th Infantry Division, that committed mass murders during the first few months after the launching of Operation ‘Barbarossa’.

  • Issue Year: XII/2020
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 11-39
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English