July 2014: Field research in Bucharest and in the counties Galati, Constanta, Ialomita and Giurgiu
July 2014: Field research in Bucharest and in the counties Galati, Constanta, Ialomita and Giurgiu: - Ivești, Liești, Munteni (Galați county) - CuzaVodă (Constanța county) - Andrășești (Ialomița county) - Bolintin Vale (Giurgiu county). 78 survivors were identified, and 73 of them were interviewed. The Roma survivors of deportations to Transnistria are seniors - over 73 years old - which makes them a highly vulnerable target group. Hence, conducting this project is an emergency. Out of the 78 survivors identified in July, five were hospitalized and, therefore, were not able to give interviews. Two of the 73 survivors interviewed in July died in the meantime.
About the project:
@ Roma Survivors of Deportations to Transnistria - Social Services, Combating Inequality, Promoting Tolerance and Multicultural Understanding
Project implemented by the Community Resource Center
- University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Sciences
- National School of Administrative and Political Sciences
- Association of Romanian Jews Victims of the Holocaust
- Porojan Association
Project funded by the NGO Fund in Romania, Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014.
Operator: Foundation for the Development of Civil Society (FDSC)
The project provides specialized assistance for approximately 100 survivors of the deportations to Transnistria to receive their rights granted by:
- Law 189/2000 (Government Ordinance for establishing rights for victims of the oppressive regimes in Romania from 6 September 1940 to 6 March 1945 on ethnic grounds: monthly alimony, medical care and medical supplies, free transportation, spa and wellness treatments, tax exemption for radio, tv and telephone, free resting place.
- Ghettorentengesetz: monthly alimony given by the German state for those who worked in Nazi ghettos and concentration camps.
The project also includes creating an audio-video archive with interviews of the survivors, to be used for educational purposes (to raise awareness of the suffering endured by the deported Roma, thereby promoting tolerance towards them in general).
Project manager: Petre Matei
Assistant project manager: Irina Nastasă-Matei
Volunteers: Laura Alicu, Teodora Maria Daghie, Mihai Leaha, Alexandra Popescu, Ioana Corujan, Ion Gnatiuc, Andrei Crişan
Experts: Emanuela Ignăţoiu-Sora, George Valentin Roman, Arinda Crăciun, Anca Dohotariu, Brînduşa Nicolaescu, Dinu Guţu
Accountant: Maria Prodănel