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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
January
January 1941, Torah scrolls that were desecrated as part of a pogrom that took place in Bucharest, Rumania

January 1941

Torah scrolls that were desecrated as part of a pogrom that took place in Bucharest, Rumania

When General Ion Antonescu took power in Rumania in September 1940, the Iron Guard terrorized the city’s Jews. During the three-day Iron Guard rebellion against the Antonescu government in January 1941, riots broke out against the Jews. Jews were taken from the synagogues and the streets, some based upon previously prepared lists. About 100 Jews were loaded on trucks, and murdered in different locations around Bucharest. Jewish homes and businesses were looted and destroyed by furious mobs. The riots lasted for three days, during which 127 Jews were murdered.

See here for more information on Bucharest in the Holocaust.

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