The Crumbling Structures of Romania’s Jewish Past

Like much of Eastern Europe, Romania’s synagogues and other symbols of Jewish life are in decay. As the community dwindles and cemeteries become parking lots, will Jewish history also fade away?

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The defaced entrance of a former Jewish school in Sibiu, Romania.
The defaced entrance of a former Jewish school in Sibiu, Romania. Credit: Charles Dunst
Charles Dunst
Charles Dunst
Romania
A commemoration service in January at the Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania for those killed in the 1941 pogrom.Credit: Vadim Ghirda/AP
The entrance to the Jewish cemetery in Sibiu, Romania. Credit: Charles Dunst

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