Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Romania Mints Coin Depicting Anti-Semitic Leader

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's central bank has issued a special coin commemorating a prime minister and religious leader who stripped Jews of their citizenship before World War II. The move prompted protest Monday from Romanian Jews as well as a director at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Radu Ioanid, who runs the museum's international archives, said he was "shocked" by the bank's decision to mint the coin depicting . . .

Full story at: Associated Press

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