Romania commemorated its national Holocaust remembrance day on Tuesday with the unveiling of a bust of Romanian-born writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in the country’s capital.
The bust was unveiled in a small square in Bucharest named for Wiesel, in a ceremony attended by the director of Romania’s National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, the mayor of Bucharest, and the US and Israeli ambassadors to Romania.
Wiesel was born in northern Romania in 1928 and was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, along with his family, after Germany occupied Hungary. He died in 2016, aged 87.
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