The “Tombstones Affair”: On the Fate of Jewish Cemeteries in Odessa under the Romanian Occupation (1941–1944)

The post follows the story of a trial that began on 29 January 1945, after gravestones from Jewish cemeteries in Odessa had been removed and transported to Bucharest. The article follows the story of the 'Tombstones Affair' and one of the relatively few criminal trials initiated by Romania after the Second World War, providing new insights into the local dynamics of war and the Holocaust in south-western Ukraine. The story also raises pressing questions about the preservation of Jewish cultural heritage in Eastern Europe, which is currently under threat, most dramatically from Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine.

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