Jewish Romania

Maramures is one of the most beautiful picturesque and authentic regions in Romania. Maramures, pre-May 1944, had over 150 Jewish Communities and was one of the largest and most ourishing Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. In May 1944, the 150,000 Jews of the Maramures Region were deported to the Auschwitz and Birkenau dead camps.

Of the survivors, only about 4,000 returned and settled in Sighet, Baia Mare and Satu Mare. In the 60’s and 70’s many of them found new homes in Israel, USA or other European countries. Today, the Maramures Jewish Communities are almost gone. Within the next 10 years, all of the Jews of Maramures will be in Israel.

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