“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Neculai Bolohan is an archeologist at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University’s Faculty of History in Iaşi. He specializes in Romanian Prehistory and Southeast European Bronze Age cultures. As an archeological expert, he has contributed to a number of Holocaust mass grave investigations directed by Adrian Cioflâncă and commissioned by the Elie Wiesel National Institute. At Vulturi Forest (Popricani) near Iaşi, excavations revealed bodily remains of 36 Jewish men, women and children murdered by the Romanian army in June 1941. The case was investigated by the Romanian Military Prosecutor and gained – as a Holocaust Killing Site on Romanian soil – considerable public attention. Victims’ remains were reburied in the Iaşi Jewish cemetery in 2011.