The Iași Pogrom. The MEMORY of places

Photo source / author: INSHR-EW

Project objectives

The project encourages the discovery of the local history from a different perspective. It promotes the remembrance of the Iasi Pogrom`s victims and the memory of the events that took place during the Holocaust in Romania, highlighting the consequences of extremist attitudes.

Project description

„The Iași Pogrom. The MEMORY of places” proposes an inquiry into the city`s past at the end of June 1941. It urges us to discover history the way it is: with dark sides and sometimes, sparkles of hope and human trust. The years have passed, and the city has changed its architecture, but the places which witnessed the tragedy that generated the loss and radical change of the Jews` life in Iași, tell us about the events from those days.

Through the photographs, testimonies, and historical information, the project helps us discover: sites with special symbolism in the history of Iași Pogrom (the train station, the former Police Headquarters, the mass graves, etc.), or places that keep life stories about separations, hope, and death. A memorial tour that urges us to discover and remember!

Project outcomes

An online interactive guide/map for various sites in Iasi with a key role in the history of the Pogrom from June 1941.

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