The daily Eveniumentual Zilei reported April 5 that seven rabbis from the United States, Britain and Romania took part in Monday afternoon’s ceremony.
In November, a Holocaust-era mass grave containing the bodies of an estimated 100 Jews was discovered in a forest, offering further evidence of the country’s involvement in wartime crimes. Women and children were among the victims killed in 1941.
Romania’s role in the Holocaust remains a sensitive and highly charged topic. Under communism the country largely ignored the involvement of Romania’s leaders in wartime crimes.