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Articles, photo exhibits, slide shows

    About the lives, contributions and fate of the Jewish community of Oradea, Romania, and our efforts to help preserve their memory.

    Mission & Background: a Slide Show -- Pictures and a few words tell about the history of the Jewish Community in Oradea and explain our projects.

    Monument to Oradea's Deported Jews: A look at the monument erected by returning survivors in 1946.

    59th Anniversary Commemoration: A slide show of images from the ceremony held on June 15, 2003 in the Orthodox Synagogue.

    Monument Renovated and Rededicated: A report on a special ceremony.

    Chapter from Terez Mozes' soon-to-be-published English translation of her book "Shattered Tablets."

    New Memorial: A newly formed team is beginning to establish key characteristics of the design of the New Memorial.

    Under construction

    A Brief History of the Jews of Oradea

    Oradea's Jewish Community Today: Images of people going about their lives.

    Oradea's Synagogues: The fate in pictures of three architectural masterpieces.

    A Family Album: From our personal collection, images from the 1920 through the 1940's of the Lemperts, Fruchters and Knechts.

Interviews

    Meetings and Interviews -- A list of the meetings we've held and the people we've talked to.

    Under construction

    Highlights of interviews and meetings, held in Oradea in 2001 and 2002.
 

    Dr. Karoly Mozes and Dr. Terez Mozes -- Lifelong citizens of Oradea, married for fifty years, survivors of the Holocaust and well into their eighties, they made rich lives for themselves and contributed in unusual ways to the life of their city. They discuss their experiences and reflect on the ever-changing social and political climate of their city.

    Pastor Laszlo Tokes -- Long time pastor of the Calvinist Church in Oradea, his activism is known to have started the chain of events leading to the dictator Ceausescu's overthrow and execution in 1989. Tokes discusses the revolution, the role of the Jews in Oradea's past and present, and interethnic issues today.

    Tomi Kovari -- A young man born and raised in Oradea, about to emigrate to Israel, discusses the unique character of the city, its dwindling Jewish community, and the need to educate its students and citizens.

    Eyewitnesses from the Roma community -- Magdalena Covaci and Elisabeta Horvat, elderly women, eyewitnesses to the ghettoization and deportations, discuss their memories of those times.

    Dr Lia Pop -- Professor of Social Sciences, University of Oradea, discusses the spirit of tolerance in the city and the role of Jews as city builders.


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