The social history of Romania
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- Abandoned, abused and untaught in Eastern
Europe: Nobody's children
- By Philippe Demenet, Le Monde diplomatique, June
2000. But in 1990 the “restructuring” started in
Romania, and the old industrial combines have been stripped of
the holiday centres, crèches and dispensaries left over from the
communist era. Appearances have improved, but not
employment. Austerity's impact on children.
- Romania Jewish Museum Vandalized
- By Peter Barabas, Associated Press, Thursday 28 December
2000. An unprecedented act of hooliganism with anti-Semitic
tones. About 800,000 Jews lived in Romania before World War
II, but half of them perished under the regime of Marshal
Ion Antonescu, which was allied with Nazi Germany. Just
12,000 Jews, most of them elderly, now live in Romania.
- Seventeen Takes On Issue of International
- Seventeen Magazine, Press Release, Friday 9
March 2001. The world of rigid custom and violent
discrimination that surrounds the country's 2 million
Roma, or Gypsies. Young American readers are given a glimpse
into the lives of Roma teens: most are married and pregnant
by age 14, and are unlikely to receive an education past the
8th grade level.