International Commission On The Holocaust In Romania

The International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania was created by President Ion Iliescu in October 2003 to examine the history of the Holocaust in Romania. The Commission’s purpose was to establish a true and accurate picture of this period in Romanian history, and to disseminate its findings in Romania and abroad.

Comprising recognized historians and public figures from the United States, Romania, France, Germany and Israel, the Commission was backed by the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem.

The Commission was chaired by Nobel Laureate and Vice-Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, Prof. Elie Wiesel, with Israel State Archivist Dr. Tuvia Friling, General Mihail E. Ionescu of the Romanian Institute of Political Defense Studies and Military History, and Dr. Radu Ioanid of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum acting as Co-Vice-Chairmen.