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Reportage: Romania and its Jewish museums

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After the proclamation of the People's Republic of Romania, at the end of 1947, until 1988, about 300,000 Jews have left Romania. Currently, in Romania, the Jewish population is around 12,000–15,000, generally aging. Despite the general interest of the Romanian society in Judaism and the Jewish communities, as the article highlights, there are only about half a dozen Jewish museums, most of them being rather unknown and modest community exhibitions, dusty and decrepit. The article focuses on these particular museums and their collections, but trying to point out the resources and real potential of the Jewish heritage in Romania, envisaging that it is high time to experience new Jewish museums

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45(2-3)

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279-289

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Julean, Dan-Ionuţ Reportage: Romania and its Jewish museums. East European Jewish Affairs. 2015: 279-289.  http://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/13501674.2015.1035427