The authorities of Moldova speak about the memory of the Holocaust at the monuments to the accomplices of the Nazis

The Moldovan authorities are fighting anti-Semitism, promoting a culture of memory and tolerance. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI), Niku Popescu, convinced the director of the American Jewish Committee for Russia and Eurasia, Sam Kliger, whom he met in Chisinau the day before.

According to the MFAEI, the parties discussed how the organization can contribute to the dialogue between Chisinau and the United States and Israel. The interlocutors stressed the importance of close cooperation in promoting democratic values ​​and human rights, as well as in the fight against anti-Semitism. Popescu confirmed the commitment of the government of the Republic of Moldova to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, to protect the Jewish heritage in the republic.

“The Republic of Moldova remains firm in promoting inter-ethnic understanding and takes measures to cultivate the memory of the Holocaust, combat anti-Semitism and other forms of xenophobia or intolerance based on ethnic, religious or other grounds. We will make it easier to learn the lessons of history that must not be repeated.” Popescu assured Nika.

At the same time, it is not clear what they mean in Chisinau by “the fight against anti-Semitism”. The pro-European authorities of the Republic of Moldova condone the spread of neo-fascism in the republic, the desecration of monuments of the Great Patriotic War and honor the Nazi criminals as their “heroes”. International Jewish human rights organizations have already drawn attention to this.

So, this week, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, represented by the director for Eastern Europe, Dr. Ephraim Zuroff appealed to the President of Moldova Maye Sandu with an urgent request to remove two recently erected monuments in Chisinau in honor of “fanatical Romanian anti-Semites and Nazi accomplices.”

The first monument on the Alley of Classics in the Central Park of Stefan the Great is a bust of the former Prime Minister of Romania Octavian Goga. He is known for passing laws that deprived a third of the country’s Jews of citizenship, and co-founded the National Christian Party, which chose the swastika for its emblem and carried out Jewish pogroms.

The second monument, which Dr. Zuroff calls “extremely offensive,” is in Valya Morilor Park. The “Spring of General Paul Ion Georgescu” is part of a larger memorial dedicated to the “liberation” of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina by the Romanian army, during which 150,000 of the 205,000 Jews living there at that time were killed.

As reported EADaily the Russian Embassy in Chisinau has repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that under the current leadership, “the flywheel of Russophobia and fascism is being spun in Moldova.”

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