Appointment of "Holocaust denier" irks Romanian Jews

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
August 7, 2012 14:39

 
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Romanian Jews expressed outrage on Tuesday after a politician who made comments denying the Holocaust in the country was appointed to a ministerial position.

Jewish parliamentarian Aurel Vainer criticized the government for making Dan Sova its new liaison to parliament, saying the Social Democratic politician's comments last March that "No Jew suffered on Romanian territory" during World War II made him unsuitable for the job.

Sova drew criticism last March when he said the 1941 Iasi pogrom carried out by fascist forces allied with Nazi Germany resulted in the death of two dozen Jews, rather than the estimated death toll of between 13,000 to 15,000 agreed upon by historians.

Following his remarks, Sova was dismissed from his position as spokesman of the Social Democratic party and sent to the Holocaust museum in Washington by party leaders. On Tuesday, Romanian Jews said Sova had not expressed sincere regret.

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