Romania Starts to Confront Holocaust Past, but ‘Cycle of Denial’ Remains

An award-winning new movie shines a spotlight on the 1941 Odessa Massacre, where 40,000 Jews were murdered. But as lawmakers propose a law against ‘anti-Romanian’ acts, is the country ready?

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BUCHAREST – While some in Eastern Europe are going to great lengths to whitewash their countries’ roles in the Holocaust, Romanian cinema seems determined to challenge false interpretations of the past.