Book launch „The Ghetto of Chișinău, 1941-1942” by Paul A. Shapiro
February 9, 2017
On February 9, starting at 15.00, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted a book launch event of the Romanian edition of "The ghetto of Chisinau. 1941-1942" by Paul A. Shapiro, director of International Affairs and director emeritus of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies "Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel" at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
The presentation and discussions were held in the Blue Room of the museum, in the presence of Culture Minister Monica Babuc; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Lilian Darii; US Ambassador to Moldova, James Pettit; Director General of the National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania "Elie Wiesel", Alexandru Florian; book author Paul A. Shapiro. The launch event, moderated by the Director General of the museum, dr. hab. Eugen Sava, was attended by MPs, historians, museum curators, writers and journalists.
American researcher Paul Shapiro made a detailed presentation of his book, published in 2016 in Bucharest at Curtea Veche Publishing, number of pages: 304. He spoke about the historical context of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe and the Holocaust drama lived between 1941 and 1942 by approximately 11,000 Jews crammed into a ghetto in the center of Chișinău. The presentation included the ghetto map, disturbing images and documents regarding the tragic fate of Jews in Chișinău.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with the US Embassy in Moldova, the National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania "Elie Wiesel" and the National Museum of History of Moldova.