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The memorialization of the Holocaust and the subsequent condemnation of those political regimes that led to this genocide unique until today in human history is a continuous, normal exercise in democratic societies. Younger Central and Eastern European democracies, like Romania, took the first steps toward discerning the historical truth of the infamous era of fascism lead by Ion Antonescu only after 1990 and make efforts to boldly confront the darker elements of their own past. Recent issue of the journal Psihologia socială from Iasi is a good example not only for the act of the courageous confrontation with truths hitherto largely hidden from the public, but also a successful attempt for the extension of research and interpretation of the phenomena of discrimination, inequality and exclusion, but also for the memorialization of genocidal events unfortunately increasingly present in today’s world.
Keywords: discrimination, expulsion, genocide, Holocaust, pogrom.