Web-site “Holocaust in Moldova” is created as a part of the project "Holocaust Education for Non-Jewish Youth of Moldova" was funded by a grant from the Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest. We believe that the Moldovan citizens (Jews and non-Jews) should know Jews history. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has noted that Moldova did not adopt any detailed legislation to prevent and combat discrimination. The Committee recommended that Moldova should consider sanctions, tools, and methods to restore the breached rights and the availability of evidence of discrimination in civil proceedings.
The Committee has also noted the negative attitudes and stereotypes against ethnic minority members existing in society. To overcome them, the Committee has recommended that the country should increase its efforts to combat prejudice against ethnic minority members, and promote tolerance and intercultural dialogue among the various ethnic groups of the Republic of Moldova.
Cordoba Declaration 2005 (OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism and on Other Forms of Intolerance) reads, "the importance of education, including education on the Holocaust and on anti-Semitism, as a means for preventing and responding to all forms of intolerance and discrimination, as well as for promoting integration and respecting diversity"; "the important role of the media including the Internet in combating hate speech and promoting tolerance through awareness-raising and educational programmes as well as highlighting positive contributions of diversity to society".
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance: 1) Recalling that combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance is rooted in and forms part of the protection and promotion of human rights; 2) Profoundly convinced that combating anti-Semitism, while requiring actions taking into account its specificities, is an integral and intrinsic component of the fight against racism; 3) Noting that in a number of countries, anti-Semitism, including in its new forms, continues to be promoted, openly or in a coded manner; 4) Emphasising strongly the role of education in the promotion of tolerance and respect for human rights, thereby against anti-Semitism.
The Web-site was created by the Judaica Institute. The Judaica Institute is a public non-profit organization from Moldova. The Institute was founded for the sake of protecting and promoting social, cultural, and other rights of the Jewish population and other ethnic minorities in Moldova. The Institute's objectives are improving the national self-identification among the Jews in Moldova, enhancing respect to the history of the nation among the Jewish youth in Moldova, organizing and making researches focused upon Jewish history, traditions, rights, and culture in Moldova, and presenting the results of such researches to the Jewish community in Moldova, etc.
The Judaica Institute have published our materials on protecting the national minority rights, the rights of the Jewish population of Moldova, and the necessity of developing tolerance in the Annals of Judaica Institute (number 1-6) and the collection of reports presented during the international conference titled Issues of History and Rights of Jews in Moldova and national conference titled History, Ethnology, Philology and Rights of Jews in Moldova.
The Judaica Institute cooperates with many Moldavian and foreign organizations.
The Judaica Institute project’s was supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands (3 grants), UK World Jewish Relief (4 grants), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund, etc.