Bucharest Pogrom of 1941

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The Bucharest Pogrom of 1941 is a pogrom which occurred between January 21 and 23 during the time when Ion Antonescu conducted a coup d'etat against the National Legionary State.

The Facts of the Bucharest Pogrom

Concerning the Bucharest Pogrom in general, during which 125 Jews were killed and a few others wounded (the number of only 125 deaths has been acknowledged by mainstream historians, even though Communist propagandists attempted to deceitfully increase the number), the matter had been dealt with by Horia Sima. In his book Era Libertaţii - Statul Naţional-Legionar vol. 2 (“It was Freedom - National Legionary State vol. 2”), Sima pointed out that the following facts need to be taken into consideration in order to reach an objective conclusion:

(1) Those Jews were attacked in a state of disorder, when there was no real authority to protect the Jews.

(2) The state of disorder was created by Antonescu and the killings would not have occurred under peaceful Legionary rule.

(3) In such revolutionary circumstances there are always irresponsible and immoral people who engage in looting, the destruction of property, and killings.

(4) It is not clear which particular people were responsible for the pogrom, although it is possible that it was a mixture of Legionaries and non-Legionaries. However, the entire Legion cannot be blamed for an event in which the perpetrators are unidentified and in which the Legion as a whole did not engage itself (it was largely busy fighting Antonescu).

(5) The Jews themselves were behaving in a belligerent manner.

(6) There were Gentiles who died during this event, yet nobody takes this into account. [1]

Fake Pogrom at the Slaughter House

Slaughter House Denial Note

The Fake Pogrom at the Slaughter House is an invented story where Jews were allegedly hung on meat hooks at the Slaughter House in Bucharest, Romania.

Soviet journalist Ehrenburg was the first who had a speach about the fantastic story in 1945 at Athenaeum in Bucharest. The lies were continued by Sandu David, the chairman of the Union of Writers Association from Israel. Also, Romanians like Marin Preda and Sergiu Nicolaescu cooperated at with communist film scripts making accusations without proof.

In 1946 the communist prosecutor's office investigated the allegations made concerning the Slaughter House story. Those who were employed at the Slaughter House in 1941 were interviewed. The prosecutors try to find those responsible but they had to close the case due to lack of evidence. The only one who said that he believe there was a program was a butcher named Horwat, however he was not an employee of the Slaughter House in 1941. Also a Jewish tinker who was an employee in 1941 said that there was no pogrom. The person who made the fake statement was promoted to manager a few months later.

In 1941 the employees of the Slaughter House signed a note of protest against initial story made by the communist newspapers.[2] "The denying note signed by almost the entire personnel of that time of the Slaughter House in Bucharest sent to newspapers Universul and Dreptatea, but the publication of which was forbidden by the censorship of Ion Antonescu." Professor Dr. Radu Iftimovici explained clearly the facts using quotations, testimonies and photocopies in Expres Magazin no.87, March 25, 1992, under the title Dissipation of a Legend, Pogrom from the Slaughter House (material published also under the form of brochure).

"There is also in this respect a testimony made in jail by Petre Pandrea (attested by Petre Ţuţea, Dumitru Funda and Simion Ghinea), that investigated the fact on the spot because of anti-Iron Guard zeal... It is useless to add that it was never spoken about the identity of the said victims or about what happened with them (with corpses n.n.)... Eugen Cristescu himself told Petre Pandrea about the counterfeit of the photo with the corpses from the Slaughter House in the offices of the State Security." [3]

Other materials which reveal about the subject: In Search of the Lost Iron Guard by Răzvan Codrescu on page. 15 and Was It HOLOCAUST or Not? by Radu Theodoru, Lucman Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003 (Chapters, "The Iron Guard Rebellion", "The Lie of the Progrom in Bucharest", and "The Outrageous Lie of the Corpses from the Slaughter House" pages 198-212).


  1. Sima, Horia. Era Libertaţii - Statul naţional-Legionar vol. 2 ("It was Freedom - National Legionary State vol. 2"). Madrid: Editura Miscãrii Legionare, 1990.
  2. Zaharia Marineasa - "Pogromul de la Abator", în "Almanahul Gazetei de Vest - 1994", pag. 144
  3. Radu Mihai Crişan, "The Secret of The Fire Sword", p.30

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