In 2004, the International Committee for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, chaired by Elie Wiesel, established the responsibility for the tragedy of the Jews in Romania and the territories administrated.
A year later, the `Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania was founded. Today, the Institute, directly coordinated by the Romanian Government, has a crucial role in researching and publishing scientific studies regarding the tragedy of the Jews, promoting the Holocaust victims' remembrance, and supporting the intercultural dialogue through the development of various educational and cultural activities.
The Scientific Research Department carries out research projects and programs, independently or in partnership, on a national or international level; monitors and evaluates the manifestations of antisemitism, hate speech, and Holocaust denial in Romania, and edits books, papers, and studies based on the Institute's research results; supports the publication of the Holocaust-related specific activities.
The most essential and complete archive containing official documents on the Holocaust in Romania can be found at the `Elie Wiesel` Institute. Romanian and international researchers are given on-site access to the library and archive, where they can find over 1 million documents that come from the main archival sources regarding the Holocaust in Romania, such as the National Archives of Romania, the Government Archives, the Ministries Archives, the Secret Services Archives, and the Romanian Jewish Federations Archives.
The Holocaust victims` remembrance, the engagement of various audiences to discover the history of the Holocaust in Romania, being aware of the consequences of extremist attitudes, and the promotion of diversity and intercultural dialogue are the main objectives of the educational and cultural activities carried out by the `Elie Wiesel` Institute.