Romania commemorates 1941 pogrom
By The Associated Press

IASI, Romania – The Israeli and U.S. ambassadors joined Romania’s foreign minister and dozens of historians yesterday to mark the 65th anniversary of the country’s worst pogrom during World War II, when almost 15,000 Jews were killed.

In June 1941, under the pro-Nazi government of Marshal Ion Antonescu, 14,850 Jews were killed. Many were taken from their homes in the northeastern city of Iasi and put on cargo trains for several days where they died of heat, thirst and suffocation. Others were shot dead by members of the military.