USHMM: Ștefan Cristian Ionescu holds a PhD from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. As the Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Ionescu will be conducting research for his project entitled “Restitution of Jewish and Roma Property in Post-Holocaust Romania, 1944-1950”. Mr. Ionescu is fluent in English and Romanian. He has speaking and reading abilities in French, Spanish, and Italian. He can also read German. Mr. Ionescu has written extensively on Romania and the Holocaust including his monograph Jewish Resistance to Romanization, 1940-1944 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015). His forthcoming article, entitled "'Californian' Colonists versus Local Profiteers? The Competition for Jewish Property During the Economic Colonization of Bukovina, 1941-1943," will be published in Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 44-2 (December 2016).
14 January 2018
12 December 2017
Abstract: This guide surveys the historiography of Bukovina, a region adjacent to the slopes of the outer, eastern Carpathians in East Central Europe. This work is intended as an introductory guide to the historical literature on Bukovina, which is voluminous but not easily accessible to readers who are not familiar with Eastern European languages. Another purpose of this guide is to demonstrate how historiography became a tool for political and cultural controversy in a borderland region. The discourse about Bukovina’s past, or rather the multiple controversial interpretations that tend to ignore each other, suggest that ideas of nationalism and territoriality, which have provided the major framework for conceptualizing of Europe’s past and present since the late eighteenth century, continue to dominate historical writings about the region. A (linguistically equipped) student of Bukovina would be looking at a large variety of general studies and an even more striking number of period- and theme-specific studies, published at different times and in various places. The naive researcher might be surprised to find quite divergent stories about the same region: many historical studies of Bukovina illustrate what might be called the borderland syndrome of contesting shared land-different ethnic communities produce quite separate historical narratives.
Courtesy: The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies
01 November 2017
Palgrave McMillan: This book is the first complete study in English of Antonescu's part in the Second World War. Antonescu was a major ally of Hitler and Romania fielded the third largest Axis army, joined the Tripartite Pact in November 1940 as a sovereign state and participated in the attack on the Soviet Union of 22 June 1941 as an equal partner of Germany.
Dr. Dennis Deletant is Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London, UK, and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (on secondment). He is the author of several volumes of studies on the recent history of Romania. In 1995 he was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the development of British-Romanian relations.
15 October 2017
Project Description 
Jews in Radautz 
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS BEAR WITNESS
Aron Ashkenazy 
Arthur Klinghoffer 
Eita Abramovitch 
Erika Feiler, née Weinstein 
FAMILY HISTORY NARRATED BY DESCENDANTS OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
Bondy Stenzler 
Edgar Hauster 
Courtesy: Europaschule Rövershagen • Projektgruppe "Kriegsgräber"
29 September 2017
"The Osias 'Shike' Stenzler Radautz Booklet" is a unique document compiled by Osias Stenzler over about three decades until his death in the year 2008 at the age of 99 years. His memory, unlike his eyesight, never faded, even at an advanced age. After the loss of vision, Osias’ sons Daniel and Bondy kept his records from dictation and so we have the rare opportunity to discover a real treasure chest making alive the Jewish life in post WW2 Radautz. The booklet is headlined "Occupations and Professions Practiced by the Jewish Population of Radautz", but beyond the long list of names it contains authentic notes and remarks on the Radautz Jewish community.
Courtesy: Bondy Stenzler
31 August 2017
On April 3, 1880 in the town of Lipcani, Bessarabia the great fable writer, Eliezer Steinbarg was born. It’s no exaggeration to say that among the Jewish youth in pre-war Bessarabia, Bukovina and Marmarosh-Sighet it was immpossible to find someone who didn’t know at least one line of a Steinberg fable...
|Ostjüdische Zeitung, 11.01.1933|
Courtesy: Yiddish Book Center