Articolele abordează subiecte din domeniul arheologiei, istoriei și muzeologiei și se referă îndeosebi la regiunea Banatului istoric, iar unele abordează istoria României și istoria universală.
1 Ianuarie 2011
Memorial testimonies have been written in Romania and abroad by the people who were involved in or were the
witnesses of the rescue actions of the Jews from Hungary and Northern Transylvania, by their illegal crossing over
the border in Romania and their subsequent travel to Bucharest. The author focuses on two of these memorial
documents written by David Arnold Finkelstein (published in Tel Aviv, in 1958) and by the General Consul Dr.
Mihai Marina (in Oradea), whose evocation was published in the pages of Magazin istoric (from 1976, no. 6). The
references given by these two authors to the issue of the Jews’ rescue are of obvious historical value, referring to
the areas of Cluj-Turda and Oradea-Beiuş-Arad, where, by means of organised channels (by Jews and Romanians),
thousands of Jews were helped to cross the mentioned border. Once they had reached – with the help of guides
(mostly Romanian peasants from the villages near the border) – the territory of Romania (of that time), they
were guided towards towns like Turda and Arad (where the Jews, who had crossed the border in Bihor area, were
expected) in order to be given documents and transported to the country’s capital. The two memoirists have
concurrent information and commentaries, which reinforce the truth of the existence of efficient channels to save
the Jews in the above mentioned areas.