In fall 1940, Germany sends military support to the new antisemitic government in Romania, which allies itself with Germany.

“Through that winter and into 1941, a series of restrictions were implemented, and with them came a corresponding escalation of harassment of Jews. The entire atmosphere in town underwent a drastic transformation. Gone were our lovely family parties, spontaneous singing and relaxed strolling in the park. Curfews became mandatory and anyone caught on the street in the evening could be arrested and shot, without even undergoing a trial.”

Felicia Carmelly