Bucharest’s Cradle of Yiddish Culture risks destruction

Bucharest’s State Jewish Theatre is a testament to the survival of the Yiddish culture through the Holocaust, Communism and Romania’s uneasy transition to democracy – yet now is threatened with collapse. A feature published in The Black Sea   After the second world war, the theater was a lifeboat for Jewish performers, says Rudi Rosenfeld, actor […]

Anti-Roma views rampant across all Romanian political parties

Racism is widespread through all major Romanian political parties – so there is no need for a far right movement to emerge. A feature written with Stefan Candea and published in EU Observer     Snow, wind and sub-zero temperatures descended on Romania in February, gridlocking the roads, isolating villages, killing pensioners and causing panic […]