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On 31 July, the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, attended the closing ceremony of the national competition "Holocaust Memory 2016” in Bucharest.


The Centre for the Study of the Jewish History in Romania initiated a project focused on the lives of the numerous victims of the Iasi Pogrom.


 On 22 May 2016, the Holocaust Memorial located next to the Synagogue in Gherla, Romanian was inaugurated.


On 25 May 2016, IHRA Honorary Chairman Yehuda Bauer was awarded the National Order for Merit by the President of Romania, H.E. Klaus Iohannis.


On 6 May 2016, a commemorative event dedicated to the Queen Mother Elena of Romania, who was awarded with the title of righteous among nations for saving thousands of Jews during WWII, took place at the Choral Temple in Bucharest.


From 18 to 22 of April 2016, the National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania „Elie Wiesel” joined the initiative of the Romanian Ministry of Education to organize a series of non-formal activities on Holocaust remembrance.


On 21 January 2016, the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania will organize a commemorative event marking 75 years since the Bucharest Pogrom, which took place between 21 and 23 of January 1941.


On 22 July, the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Johannis signed decree no. 669/2015 which prohibits organizations and symbols with fascist, racist or xenophobic character and the promotion of persons guilty of crimes against peace and humanity.


On 8 October a commemorative ceremony was held to mark the "National Day of the Holocaust in Romania" at the Holocaust Memorial  in Bucharest.


A new monument commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 1944 deportations was unveiled in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 27 May 2014.