Romania marked its second Holocaust Remembrance Day

During a ceremony held Sunday in the city of Iasi, the country’s foreign minister, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, said the country must take responsibility for its role in the deaths of Romanian Jews during World War II and educate young people about Jewish contributions to Romanian culture. On Monday, the Elie Wiesel Institute for Holocaust Studies was slated to open in the country’s capital of Bucharest.

Romania has made strides during the past few years toward acknowledging its complicity in the Holocaust, since a Romanian government statement denying that the Holocaust took place on Romanian territory sparked an uproar.