Roundtable “Holocaust, hunger and deportations - crimes of the twentieth century”
25 January 2017
On 25 January 2017, the National Museum of History of Moldova in cooperation with "Ion Creanga" Lyceum organized a roundtable on "Holocaust, hunger and deportations - crimes of the twentieth century".
The roundtable discussions were attended by dr. Aurelia Felea, dr. Viorica Olaru-Cemârtan and PhD student Mariana Fabian, students from "Ion Creanga" Lyceum, teachers, specialists. The event was moderated by dr. Mariana Ţăranu.
At the meeting were discussed various aspects of Romanian Holocaust, reflection of Holocaust in artistic films from the MSSR. The speakers presented film fragments which were commented afterwards. This topic caused intense and contradictory discussions.
Special attention was drawn to the famine organized by the Soviets in Bessarabia and its consequences, in particular the focus was placed on famine impact on the community. The materials presented were supported by factual data, interviews and photos.
The fate of the Bessarabian Romanians in the Stalinist Gulag was reflected based on case studies and archival material. Life of the descendants of deported families in 1941 and 1949, which remained in Siberia, their occupations and ways of integration into the Siberian social environment was presented by a documentary film made in the project "Expeditions of memory". Dr. Viorica Olaru-Cemârtan, member of the project, made several comments and clarifications.
At the roundtable was presented a book exhibition.