Ileana – “We were evacuated to a forest on the Romanian side. The German soldiers, with the help of a Romanian officer, separated the Jews and the Moldovans.”
Yahad conducted an investigative trip in the region of Balti in Moldova and in the region of Suceava in Romania. The aim of this research trip was to complete the research on the massacres of the Jewish and Roma population by the Romanians initiated in these two border regions during previous missions.
During this investigative mission, the Yahad team interviewed 50 witnesses and located 8 execution sites, 90% of which were neither protected nor memorized.
Limbenii Vechi, Sculeni, Frasin, Codrenii Noi, Chetroșica Veche, Onișcani, Țipletești, Grimăncăuți, Ocnița, Rezina, Bălți, Comănești, Soloneț, Stroieşti, Cajvana, Bălăceana, Cornu Luncii, Berchișești, Păltinoasa, Ciprian Porumbescu, Ilișești, Darabani, Broscăuți, Siret, Văscăuţi, Frătăuții Noi, Zaharești, Botoşani, Suceava, Călinești, Bucecea, Mihăileni, Pătrăuți, Târgu Neamț, Roman, Tȃrgu Frumos.
Investigators worked in 41 towns and villages around the following issues:
- – The massacres by bullets of Moldavian Jews in the first days of Operation Barbarossa (22 June 1941);
- – The deportation and the Moldavian and Romanian Jewish victims of the deportation in the transit camp;
- – The Romanian Jewish victims of the “death trains” (summer 1941);
- – Persecutions and massacres by the Romanian army and looting of Romanian Jews before the start of the war (1940);
- – The deportation and massacres of Roma from Romania.