United States Museum Slams Romania for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Coin


BUCHAREST (AP).- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says the refusal of Romania’s central bank to withdraw a coin with an image of a prime minister who stripped Jews of their citizenship before World War II is “insensitive” to the memory of Holocaust victims. The Anti-Defamation League also condemned the decision and urged President Traian Basescu Friday to ensure that information about the anti-Semitic actions of Miron Cristea is included with each coin. The museum in Washington, D.C., said Cristea’s tenure as Romania’s premier from 1938 to 1939 “marked the opening of a systematic campaign of anti-Semitic persecution by successive Romania governments that resulted in the devastation of


  1. Before jumping to conclusions and repeating like a parrot partial information promoted of people with an agenda ask yourself few common sense questions.That coin is one of a series commemorating five PATRIARHS of the ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of wich one was Miron Cristea so the coin does not commemorate an antisemitic prime minister per se.Yes he held antijewish views but so did all the popes in Vatican.If the head of US holocaust museum is right shouldnt he urge the Vatican to scrap all the coins depicting the popes especially the one in charge during WW2?

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