A Romanian version of the Final Solution, the deportation of Jews and Roma to Transnistria, was an essential stage of the Holocaust in Romania. The deported Jews and Roma died of starvation, cold, diseases, exhaustion, or the authorities killed them.

Following the Tighina Agreement, signed on August 30, 1941, by the representatives of Romania and Germany, Transnistria was subordinated to the Romanian authorities.

Jews from Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina were gathered in ghettos or transit camps. At the end of August, there were almost 80,000 people in such places: Secureni (10,365), Edinet (11,762), Vertiujeni (22,969), Marculesti (11,000), Chisinau (11,525), Rascani, Răuţel, Limbenii Noi, etc. Starting with September 14, 1941, all of them were crossed over the Dniester through 5 points: Atachi-Moghilev, Cosăuţi-Iampol, Rezina-Râbniţa, Tighina-Tiraspol and Olăneşti-Iasca.

On October 9, the deportation of over 26,000 Jews from Southern Bukovina (Suceava, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Vatra Dornei, Rădăuţi, Gura Humorului and other nearby localities) began. About 9,000 Jews in Dorohoi were deported in November, primarily elderly, children, and women, as men were forced to work.

In October 1942, the Antonescu government decided to suspend mass deportations.

In total, the Romanian state deported between 160,000 and 170,000 Jews to Transnistria.

Approximately 25,000 Roma (nomads and sedentary) were also deported to Transnistria during 1942-1943.

The exact number of the victims and of those deported to Transnistria could not be determined with absolute precision. However, the conclusions of the International Commission for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania speak about approximately 115,000 - 118,000 local Jews and between 105,000 - 120,000 Romanian Jews killed by the Romanian authorities or by the living conditions imposed in the camps and ghettos in Transnistria.

Also, of the 25,000 Roma deported, only 14,000 survived.

Last Name First Name Date of birth/Age Sex Evacuated from Deported to Details
Last Name First Name Date of birth/Age Sex Evacuated from Deported to Details


The registration of the names of Holocaust victims in Romania is ongoing, so the list presented will be updated as new titles are identified.

Certain inconsistencies may be present in the published list, as this depends on the level of readability of the information presented in the archive documents (some documents may be degraded or may be handwritten, etc.).

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