Institutul Național pentru Studierea Holocaustului din România “Elie Wiesel”

Scientific report (final stage)

Scientific report (final stage) regarding the implementation of the project
„The Reconstruction of Holocaust Public Memory in Post-communism”-2016


During the 206 implementation stage, all the objectives and activities proposed in the project’s plan were carried out. We present a synthesis of the objectives, the description of the means by which these were implemented and the results obtained following the research and dissemination activities. 
Objective 2 – Political socialization and the reception of Holocaust
The implementation of this objective had as a starting point the results of the social survey carried out in 2015, according to which 69% of the Romanian population blames Germany for the Holocaust of Jews under Romanian authority. In the study “Ethnocentric Mindscapes and Mnemonic Myopia” (pending publication in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana Unviersity Press, 2016), Ana Bărbulescu proposes a social process analysis which identifies and explain the means by which social oblivion operates. Hence, the author aimed to examine the type of relationship that exists between the mnemonic narrative associated by a community to the Holocaust and the process of identity socialization which pertaining to that community. Furthermore, an explanation was offered for the difficulties that the Romanian society has in taking responsibility for the Holocaust. The theoretical model that Ana Bărbulescu developed was based on the theses of Eviatar Zerubabel and Leon Festinger regarding social frameworks and cognitive dissonance. 
Using the explanatory model which Eviatar Zerubavel attaches to the concept of “social framework” (collective construction through which human communities understand and construct the world), Ana Bărbulescu proved that within the symbolic model of the Romanian society, the Jews never had the chance to become a true Romanian. The Romanian identity model is constructed in ethnic terms and the Jew remains a radical “Other”, perceived either as being incapable of integration, either as uninterested to do so. The exclusion of Jews from the national community has, according to the author’s hypothesis, consequences on the way the war drama is recollected by the Romanian historiography and Jews are absent from most of the historical narratives which describe the losses suffered by Romanians during the Second World War. As Jews are not perceived as true Romanians, their tragedy during the war does not belong to the national history and is conveniently forgotten. 
The second explanatory direction focuses on Festinger’s theoretical model on cognitive dissonance. Traditionally, the Romanian historiography depicts the Romanian nation in superlative terms, a position which can be found at a social level too. As social memory operates in a structural manner, the great achievements o Romanians in the past and the fate of Jews during the Holocaust become mutually relevant cognitions forming a complex of mnemonic narratives which legitimates the identity model associated to the Romanian people. As the need of internal consistency arises only between mutually relevant cognitions, Ana Bărbulescu highlighted that the Holocaust belongs to a category of “dangerous memories” and is either eliminated on grounds of irrelevance, either reconstructed in a manned which does not disturb the special image assigned to the Romanian people. 
The relation of dependency which exist between identity socialization in ethnocentric terms and Holocaust memory was demonstrated through the use of two categories of sources, namely Romanian historical syntheses and history textbooks published after 1989. 
In the study „The Holocaust as Reflected in Communist and Post-Communist Romanian Textbooks” (in Doyle Stevick, Deborah Michaels (eds.), Holocaust Education. Promise, Practice and Potential, New York: Routledge, 2016), Ana Bărbulescu, Laura Degeratu and Cosmina Gușu propose a comparative analysis of history textbooks published before and after the fall of communism. The author’s aim was to identify the continuity/discontinuity elements which appear in discursive models pertaining to the mentioned periods and the points which indicated a transformation of discourses leading to the emergence of a new mnemonic narrative associated to the Holocaust. The analysis was also focused on the influence that communist ideology had over the educational curricula and historiography which conditioned the mnemonic narrative about the Holocaust.
The analysis of textbooks proved that Holocaust is absent from the history lessons taught to Romanians during the communist period. The exceptions are very rare and the very few occasions in which such a topic is discussed constituted an opportunity to minimize or distorts the historical facts. Given the nationalization of history during the ‘70s, textbooks start to emphasize the resistance posed by the Romanian interwar society to the fascist current and to highlight the alien nature of right-wing extremist movements which were active in Romania. Following this ideological line, the authors of textbooks openly pretend Nazi atrocities while keeping silence on the peculiarities of the Romanian case. 
The third section of the study discusses the post-communist period. The analysis informs us that the regime change in 1989 does not gave a major influence of the way history textbooks relate to the Romanian Holcoaust. The true change comes ten years later, in 1999, with the adoption of Decision no. 3001 by the Ministry of Education which introduces in the school curricula lessons about the Holcoaust. The decision in 1999 represents a turning point after which textbooks start to present in a precise manner not only the responsibility of Nazi Germany for the Holocaust, but also the peculiarities of the Romanian case. From an analytical perspective, the authors of this study identify in published textbooks six mnemonic narratives about the Holcoaust: 1) The holocaust is absent; 2) Romania saved its Jews; 3) Discrimination without deportation; 4) Deportations without a proper identification of victims; 5) Deportations without the implementation of the Final Solution; 6) The Holocaust of Romanian Jews: discrimination, pogroms, deportations.
Objective 3 – The role of mass-media in the construction of Holocaust public memory
Through the implementation of this objective, the team identified the main representations regarding the Holocaust which are disseminated through survivors’ diaries, internet pages and cinematic productions and the way these sources participate to the construction of Holocaust public memory.
In the study “Reconstructing the Memory of the Holocaust in Romania through Film”, pending publication in Holocaust. Studies and research, Vol. VIII, No. 1 (9)/2016, Laura Degeratu aimed to assess the degree in which movies made after 1989 can be considered a functional vector of Holocaust public memory. The author quantified the presence of different Holcoaust episodes in cinematic productions which either relate explicitly to the Holocaust, either discuss just the participation of Romania to the Second World War.
Laura Degeratu identified two types of sources: documentaries (Romania and its dictatorships – Carol II, Romania and its dictatorships – The Legionary Movement, 1996, directed by Mihai Vișinescu; The fate of Marshall Antonescu, 2009, directed by Felicia Cernăianu; The Persecutions in Bessarabia, 2012, directed by Natalia Ghilașcu; Odessa, 2013, directed by Florin Iepan) and artistic movies (The beginning of the truth. The Mirror, 1993, directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu; Train de vie, 1998, directed by Radu Mihăileanu; The beheaded rooster, 2007, directed by Radu Gabrea; Gruber’s journey, 2009, directed by Radu Gabrea). The main research directions focused on the way perpetrators, witnesses and victims were represented, the identity of perpetrators responsible for the genocide of Jews under Romanian authority and the interpretation of relationships between Romanian authorities and the German allies. 
After a detailed analysis of chosen sources, the author concluded that cinematic productions screened in Romania which relate to the Holocaust or the Second World War offer a wide range of perspectives which varies between the minimization of the Romanian state’s position and the full acceptance of the Romanian authorities’ responsibility for the actions taken against the Jewish minority. 
In the study “Wanting-not-to-know” about the Holcoaust in Romania: A Wind of Change? (Alexandru Florian (ed.),”Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania”, Indiana University Press, 2016, pending publication), Simon Geissbühler proposes the use of the concept “wanting not to know” introduced by Paul Ricoeur as a reference frame for understanding the way in which Holocaust memory was constructed in Romania. Due to the main research directions, the study is not relevant only for the role of mass-media, but also of the state in the construction of Holocaust public memory, thus contributing two the implementation of two project objectives. 
The first analytical direction proposed by the author aims at examining the way in which atrocities occurred in several towns during the Second World War are reflected on the sites managed by local authorities. Hence, Simon Geissbühler tries to analyze the way Second World War history related to those towns is presented and to evaluate to what degree references regarding the history of local Jewish communities is reflected in the official websites. 
The second analytical direction focuses on what the author calls “the spatial memory of the Holocaust” and investigates the wat this type of memory is present in the public space. Guided by the lieux de memoire – lieux sans memoire dichotomy inspired from Pierre Nora’s works, Simon Geissbühler examines the following memory sites: Jewish cemeteries, synagogues, mass graves, Holocaust monuments, Jewish museums and Holocaust museums.
After a detailed analysis of all these possible sources of public memory, Simon Geissbühler concludes that the Holocaust memory in Romania is fragmented and, most frequently, guided by what Paul theorized as “wanting not to know”. Only a minority of the towns and villages present on their own websites, in a pluralistic manner, the fate of local Jews during the Second World War, while the majority promote a distorted perspective on their own history. Furthermore, these towns appeared to have lost not only their multiethnic nature, but the memory of Hewish presence itself is ignored and even eliminated. 
The third mean taken into consideration for the dissemination of Holocaust representations, namely survivor’s diaries, was analyzed by Adina Babeș in the study ”Holocaust experiences through survivors’ eyes” pending publication in Holocaust. Study and Research, vol. VIII, no. 1(9)/2016. This investigates the narratives of survivors within the theoretical framework of “collective memory”, aiming to offer an explanation for the manner in which this personal narratives contribute to the construction of Holocaust memory in Romania. The analyzed testimonies cover the main events and stages which compose the Holocaust: the pogroms in 1941, the deportations to Transnistria and the deportations from Northern Transylvania. Given the fact that most survivors were children or teenagers during the Holocaust, the experiences reproduced in the diaries insist on the difficulties occurred during the process of social integration which deportees underwent. Adina Babeș also highlighted the fact that most of the diaries belonging to survivors of the Holocaust in Romania were published by a publishing house affiliated to the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, while other publishing houses focused mainly on the diaries of survivors who were persecuted by other states. This observation confirms the results of other research carried out within the project which emphasized the asymmetry of public discourses and commemorative practices dedicated to the Holocaust in Northern Transylvania and that in the territories controlled by the Romanian state during the Second World War. 
Objective 4 – The construction of Holocaust narrative by the intellectual elite
During 2016, the implementation of this objective consisted in the analysis of the works published by historians well-known to the Romanian public in regard to Ion Antonescu’s personality.
In the study ”Ion Antonescu’s Image in post-Communist Historiography” (forthcoming Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, 2016), Marius Cazan aims to identify to what extent the image ascribed to Romania’s leader during the Holocaust in the works of historians with notoriety is similar to the one exhibited by the national surveys on topic related to the Holocaust in Romania.  The selection of the analyzed historians was made taking into account the impact their works had upon the Romanian society and not the recognition they have among the specialists although, in most cases, they also have a consistent reputation within the academic community of the historians. 
The article pointed out what are the roots of the image ascribed to Antonescu in post-communist historiography by relating the latter to the dynamic of the historiographic discourse during the Communist period. The analysis revealed that there is no evident rupture between the two periods but rather an emphasis, specific to the nineties, of the positive reevaluation of Antonescu that began in the seventies. 
The historians taken into consideration present Antonescu as a great patriot and a disciplined soldier that tried to reunify Romania. Although, the implication of the state leader is not explicitly denied (an exception is represented by Gheorghe Buzatu whose position is unequivocally admiring; Alex. Mihai Stoenescu, also, systematically tries to demonstrate Antonescu’s lack of involvement into the Holocaust), the place held by the Holocaust into the historians’ discourse related to Antonescu is minor. The manner in which the selected historians choose to construct the narrative regarding Antonescu does not consider the Holocaust as a main topic to be discussed when this specific historic character is evaluated.
Although the process of constructing public opinion is much more complex, being influenced by multiple factors, one shall observe several constants regarding the crossing points between the image ascribed to Antonescu within the Romanian society and that constructed by the historians with notoriety. For example, if we are looking for similarities between the labels ascribed to Antonescu in the national survey and the historians’ discourse we shall observe that patriotism and even strategic competence, which is not mention in this form by the historians, but as pointing toward militarism, occur with greater frequency that the crimes perpetrated against the Jews and Roma. More so, Antonescu’s position, whose anti-Semitic policy subsides in the second part of the War when he refuses to send the Jews to the Nazi camps, is frequently linked by the historians to his intention to save the Jews. 
Objective 6 – Holocaust representation within the Romanian society
The implementation of this objective in the final stage of the project considered the analysis of the perceptions of different categories of Holocaust actors: perpetrators, bystanders, victims, and rescuers.  Following this goal, several focus-groups were realized having as target group students enrolled in university programs from social and/or humanities domain and were exposed to Holocaust related discourses during classes, exhibitions or commemorative events. 
The results of the research reunited by Adina Babeş in the study ”Rethinking Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Rescuers: A Case Study on Students’ Perception” (forthcoming Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, 2016), shows that the students, mostly, locate the Holocaust in the territories controlled by Germany and, when the Romanian case is considered, they made Adolf Hitler the main responsible for the extermination of the Jews, neglecting in this way the active role played by Ion Antonescu. This observation confirms the results showed by the national survey in the previous stage of the project.
On the other hand, the focus-groups allow the author to highlight the rationalities that substantiates the distorted perceptions on Holocaust previously pointed by the opinion survey.  Thus, a significant of the participants labeled as victims also those responsible for persecutions or crimes against the Jews. More so, the vast majority of the students, when discussing the motivations of the perpetrators, described the authors of the Holocaust as persons who were suffering from mental illnesses, were subjected to dehumanization, respected the legal norms in force at the time or followed personal benefits. In regard to the motivations that lead those who have perpetrated acts of helping, the participants indicate the altruistic nature of the Romanian people as the main cause. 
Objective 7 – The role of the state and civil society in the construction of Holocaust public memory
In order to achieve this objective, the team members analyzed bot official and unofficial narratives regarding the Holocaust in Romania. The research activities focused mainly on political, intellectual and legal discourses regarding Holocaust perpetrators and interwar Romanian fascists.
Hence, in the study ”Mircea Vulcănescu, Member of the Ion Antonescu Government, a Controversial Case?” (pending publication in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, 2016), Alexandru Florian approaches the public memory of Holocaust in Romania through a case study regarding Mircea Vulcănescu and his status in the Romanian collective memory.
In order to examine the mechanisms involved in the memorialization of a person whose status oscillates between that of an elite intellectual and that of a war criminal, Alexandru Florian placed the discussion in a comparative framework and identified a gap between the construction of Holocaust memory in Western Europe and the same process in Romania. If in Western Europe, Holocaust memory was constructed based on a dynamics resulted from the competition between two categories of victims (members of the Resistance, involved in armed opposition activities and Jews, the main target of extermination), in Romania the memory of victims was forgotten and its gradual reconstruction began after 1989, once the transition to democracy, pluralism and free speech started. 
From this perspective, the case of Mircea Vulcănescu, philospoher belongig to the group of intellectual close to the Legionary Movement and member of the Antonescu government is highly relevant. 
By offering a detailed analysis of Mircea Vulcănescu’s involvement in the decisions and actions of the Antonescu government which targeted Jews and of the ways his image is salvaged presently in the public space, the author demonstrated that in Romania, the memory of Holocaust victims is divided between the public and the private-public memory. Not less importantly, as Alexandru Florian argues, the public memory of victims is obstructed by the fact that, frequently, the cultural legacy which the communist regime censored and bias seem to take precedence over historical tragedies. A third obstacle identified by Alexandru Florian in the process of pluralist memorialization dedicated to the Holocaust is the lack of a democratic civic culture. This manifests itself through an erroneous relationship with recent history, which leads to the reversal of roles, the symbolic expression of evil in the public space and, indirectly, to the obfuscation of Holocaust victims’ memory.
Based on the case of Vulcănescu and using the argumentative line presented above, the author proves that the Romanian law winch incriminates the public worship of war criminals and Holocaust denial was improperly enforced. Today, ten years after the promulgation of this law, statues of persons convicted of war crimes are being erected. Their past is forgotten in order to promote patriotism or a version of intellectual exceptionalism, strategies which are frequently endorsed by state institutions. 
In the study ”Lau, Justice and Holocaust Memory in Romania” (pending publication in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory n Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, 2016), Alexandru Climescu examined the relation between justice, law and the Holocaust memory in Romania. The analysis was focused on the post-communist trials of persons convicted for war crimes and on the crimes of Holocaust denial or fascist propaganda regulated after 2002. 
The first research direction was aimed at analyzing the degree in which the acquittal of Holocaust perpetrators by the post-communist judiciary was determined by structural parameter typical for a criminal trial. Hence, the study examined the magistrate’s main representations regarding the Holocaust in Romania, the notion of responsibility which magistrates used during the trials and the relationship between the legal means of evidence and the historical evidence. Furthermore, by analyzing the trials which were focused on acts incriminated by Ordinance 31/2002 regarding the prevention of fascist, racism and xenophobic manifestation, the author highlighted the judges and prosecutors’ representations on the definition of fascism and Holocaust. Secondly, the study aimed at clarifying if the acquittals of persons initially convicted for war crimes and the failure to enforce Ordinance 31/2002 were caused by intrajudicial factors alone.
The study concludes that the rigid separation between law and justice on one hand and memory and history on the other hand represent, in the Romanian case, a fiction. The analysis of criminal trials found that courts of law represented a framework for the manifestation of the dominant version of Holocaust memory and that the structural parameters of justice occupy a secondary place in explaining the magistrates’ decisions. Furthermore, Alexandru Climescu proved that the acquittal of persons convicted for war crimes and the way Ordinance 31/1002 was enforced promotes a nationalist version about the Holocaust in Romania and were possible due to kindred argumentative strategies.
”In Romania: neither `fleishig` nor `milhig`” (pending publication in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, 2016), Michael Shafir offers an overall perspective regarding the main stages in the reconstruction of Holocaust memory in Romania. The author showed that the turning point in the Romanian state’s attitude towards its historical past is strictly related to the NATO and EU accession efforts. Furthermore, he showed that utilitarian antisemitism also played a major role in the evolution of the official version of Holocaust memory.
The study also examined the evolution of education resources dedicated to the Holocaust, the degree of public awareness regarding this historical phenomenon, commemorative rituals, criminal legislation regarding Holcoaust denial and the public worship of war criminals, intellectual discourses on the Holocaust and Romanian fascism. Michael Shafir undertook also a comparative approach aimed at highlighting the differences between Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia and the Baltic states with regard to the worship of Holocaust perpetrators and war criminals, the rise of right-wing extremism and historical revisionism.
The results of the research suggest that the way in which the official narrative about the Holocaust in Romania evolved is different from the unofficial practices and attitudes regarding this historical episode. The denial and trivialization of Holocaust were replaced by a reactive anti-Semitism, based on the Holocaust-Gulag competitive martyrdom which is on an ascending trend in Central and Eastern Europe. 
Deliverables and the visibility of the scientific results
In order to ensure a certain visibility of the research, the scientific articles written by the team members were published in English in academic journals either classified as B by CNCS, either indexed in international databases such as EBSCO, CEEOL, ERIH. Furthermore, the conferences within which the studies and presentations were disseminated were also internationally visible. The volume entitled “Holocaust Public Memory in post-Communist Romania was accepted for publication by Indiana University Press. Other three studies were published by prestigious foreign publishing houses. 
Objectives Deliverables announced for 2016 Deliverables resulted
Political socialization and the reception of Holocaust (O2) Article
Study published in a volume:
Ana Bărbulescu, ”Ethnocentric Mindscapes and Mnemonic Myopia” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
The role of mass-media in the construction of Holocaust public memory (O3)




Articles indexed in IDB: 
Laura Degeratu, ”Reconstructing the Memory of the Holocaust in Romania through film” in Holocaust. Studies and Research, no. 1 (9) / 2016, pending publication.
Adina Babeș,  ”Holocaust experiences through survivors’ eyes”,  in  Holocaust. Studies and Research, no. 1 (9) / 2016, pending publication.
The intellectual elite’s discourse and the Holocaust memory (O4) Study disseminated within a conference 
Studies published in volumes:
George Voicu,  ”Post-Communist Romania’s Leading Public Intellectuals and the Holocaust” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Marius Cazan, ”Ion Antonescu’s Image in Post-Communist Historiography” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Social memory and identity construction (O5)
Chapter in a volume
Chapter in a volume:
Ana Bǎrbulescu, Laura Degeratu, Cosmina Guşu, ”The Holocaust as Reflected in Communist and Post-Communist Romanian Textbooks” in Doyle Stevick, Deborah Michaels (eds.), Holocaust Education. Promise, Practice and Potential, New York: Routledge, 2015 (ISBN 978-1-13-811986-4).
The representation of Holocaust in the Romanian society (O6)

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Chapter in a volume

Chapter in a volume:
Adina Babeș,  ”Rethinking Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Rescuers: A Case Study on Students’ Perception”  in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Study disseminated within an international conference:  Adina Babeș, ”Rethinking Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Rescuers: A Case Study on Students’ Perception”, at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, ‘Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time’, 1-4 September, Philadelphia, USA.
Rolul statului și al societății civile in construcția memoriei publice a Holocaustului (O7)


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Article indexed in IDB:
Alexandru Florian, ”Memoria publică a Holocaustului in postcomunism” in Polis, vol IV, nr. 1 (11) / 2016
Chapters in books:
Alexandru Climescu,  ”Law, Justice and Holocaust Memory in Romania”  in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Simon Geissbühler, ”`Wanting-not-to-Know` about the Holocaust in Romania: A Wind of Change?” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Michael Shafir, ”Romania: Neither `Fleishig` nor `Milchig`” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Alexandru Florian, ”Mircea Vulcănescu, Member of Ion Antonescu Government – A Controversial Case?” in Alexandru Florian (ed.), Holocaust Public Memory in Post-Communist Romania, Indiana University Press, pending publication.
Studies disseminated within conferences:
Alexandru Florian,  ”La compétition des mémoires de la Shoah dans l’espace publique roumain”, La mémoire de la Shoah dans l'espace public roumain et français, organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris, 25 May, 2016.
Alexandru Climescu,  Crimes of war in times of peace: the acqquittal of Holocaust perpetrators by the post-communist judiciary, Bucharest, 26 Januray, 2016.

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• masurarea, optimizarea si caracteristicile de analytics - cum ar fi: confirmarea unui anumit nivel de trafic pe un website, ce tip de continut este vizualizat si modul cum un utilizator ajunge pe un website (ex. prin motoare de cautare, direct, din alte website-uri etc.). Detinatorii website-urilor deruleaza aceste analize pentru a perfectiona website-urile, in beneficiul utilizatorilor.


Securitate si probleme legate de confidentialitate

Cookie-urile NU sunt virusi! Ele folosesc formate tip plain text. Nu sunt alcatuite din bucati de cod, asa ca nu pot fi executate, nici nu pot rula in mod automat. In consecinta, nu se pot duplica sau replica pe alte retele pentru a rula sau a se replica din nou. Deoarece nu pot indeplini aceste functii, nu pot fi considerate virusi. Cookie-urile pot fi, totusi, folosite pentru scopuri negative. Deoarece stocheaza informatii despre preferintele si istoricul de navigare al utilizatorilor, atat pe un anume website cat si pe alte website-uri, cookie-urile pot fi folosite ca o forma de Spyware. Multe produse anti-spyware sunt constiente de acest fapt si, in mod constant, marcheaza cookie-urile pentru a fi sterse, in cadrul procedurilor de stergere/scanare anti-virus/anti-spyware. In general, browserele au integrate reglaje de confidentialitate, care furnizeaza diferite nivele de acceptare a cookie-urilor, perioada de valabilitate si stergere automata dupa ce utilizatorul a vizitat un anumit site.


Alte aspecte de securitate legate de cookie-uri

Deoarece protectia identitatii este foarte valoroasa si reprezinta dreptul fiecarui utilizator de Internet, este indicat sa se stie ce eventuale probleme pot crea cookie-urile.

Pentru ca prin intermediul lor se transmit in mod constant, in ambele sensuri, informatii intre browser si website, daca un atacator sau persoana neautorizata intervine in parcursul de transmitere a datelor, informatiile continute de cookie pot fi interceptate. Desi foarte rar, acest lucru se poate intampla daca browserul se conecteaza la server folosind o retea necriptata (ex.: o retea WiFi nesecurizata).

Alte atacuri bazate pe cookie implica reglaje gresite ale cookie-urilor pe webservere. Daca un website nu solicita browserului sa foloseasca doar canale criptate, atacatorii pot folosi aceasta vulnerabilitate pentru a pacali browserele in a trimite informatii prin intermediul canalelor nesecurizate. Atacatorii utilizeaza apoi informatiile cu scopul de a accesa neautorizat anumite site-uri.

Este foarte important ca utilizatorii sa fie atenti in alegerea metodei celei mai potrivite de protectie a informatiilor personale.


Sfaturi pentru o navigare sigura si responsabila, bazata pe cookies

Datorita flexibilitatii lor si a faptului ca majoritatea dintre cele mai vizitate website-uri, inclusiv cele mai mari, folosesc cookie-uri, acestea sunt aproape inevitabile. Dezactivarea cookie-urilor nu va permite accesul utilizatorului pe site-urile cele mai raspandite si utilizate, printre care: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo si altele.

Iata cateva sfaturi care va pot asigura ca navigati fara grija, insa cu ajutorul cookie-urilor:

• particularizati-va reglajele browserului, in ceea ce priveste cookie-urile, pentru a reflecta un nivel confortabil pentru dumneavoastra al securitatii utilizarii cookie-urilor;

• daca nu va deranjeaza cookie-urile si sunteti singura persoana care utilizeaza computerul, puteti regla termene lungi de expirare pentru stocarea istoricului de navigare si al datelor personale de acces;

• daca impartiti accesul la calculator, puteti lua in considerare reglarea browserului pentru a sterge datele individuale de navigare de fiecare data cand inchideti browserul. Aceasta este o varianta de a accesa website-urile care plaseaza cookie-uri si de a sterge orice informatie de vizitare, la inchiderea sesiunii de navigare;

• instalati-va si actualizati-va constant aplicatii antispyware. Multe dintre aplicatiile de detectare si prevenire a spyware-ului includ detectarea atacurilor pe site-uri. Astfel, impiedica browserul de a accesa website-uri care ar putea sa exploateze vulnerabilitatile browserului sau sa descarce software periculos;

• asigurati-va ca aveti browserul mereu actualizat. Multe dintre atacurile bazate pe cookies se realizeaza exploatand punctele slabe ale versiunilor vechi ale browserelor.

Cookie-urile sunt pretutindeni si nu pot fi evitate, daca doriti sa va bucurati de acces pe cele mai bune si cele mai mari site-uri de pe Internet - locale sau internationale. Cu o intelegere clara a modului lor de operare si a beneficiilor pe care le aduc, puteti lua masurile necesare de securitate, astel incat sa puteti naviga cu incredere pe Internet.

Cum procedati daca nu doriti sa fie instalate module cookie pe computerul dumneavoastra?

Exista persoane pentru care stocarea unor informatii extrase din computerul sau dispozitivul lor mobil are un caracter relativ invaziv, mai ales atunci cand informatiile in cauza sunt stocate si utilizate de catre terti care le sunt necunoscuti. Daca preferati, aveti posibilitatea de a bloca toate modulele cookie sau doar pe unele dintre acestea ori chiar de a elimina module cookie care au fost instalate pe terminalul dumneavoastra. Fiti insa constient de faptul ca riscati sa nu puteti utiliza anumite functii. Pentru a activa acest blocaj, trebuie sa modificati parametrii de confidentialitate ai browserului. Unii operatori terti au elaborat instrumente ale caror module permit sa se dezactiveze culegerea si utilizarea datelor. Dezactivarea si refuzul de a primi cookie-uri pot face anumite site-uri impracticabile sau dificil de vizitat si folosit. De asemenea, refuzul de a accepta cookie-uri nu inseamna ca utilizatorul nu va mai primi / vedea publicitate online. Este posibila reglarea din browser pentru ca aceste cookie-uri sa nu mai fie acceptate, sau se poate regla browserul sa accepte cookie-uri de la un anumit website. Dar, de exemplu, daca un utilizator nu este inregistat folosind cookie-urile, nu va putea lasa comentarii. Toate browserele moderne ofera posibilitatea de a schimba reglajele cookie-urilor.

Aceste reglaje se gasesc, de regula, in meniurile (butoanele) "Optiuni", "Reglaje" sau "Preferinte" ale browserului.


Termeni si conditii de utilizare a siteului


Acceptarea conditiilor este site-ul oficial al Institutului National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania „Elie Wiesel” (denumit in continuare "INSHR-EW") pentru asigurarea unei mai mari transparente si o mai buna intelegere a activitatilor INSHR-EW.

Utilizarea site-ului (denumit in continuare « site ») presupune acceptarea in totalitate a termenilor si conditiilor expuse mai jos.

Termenii si conditiile pot fi modificate in orice moment de catre administratorul site-ului, denumit in continuare « Administrator », fara notificarea prealabila a persoanelor care il utilizeaza, denumite in continuare « Utilizatori ».

Utilizatorii vor avea acces permanent la termenii si conditiile pentru utilizarea serviciilor pentru a le putea consulta in orice moment.

Accesand si navigand pe acest site, Utilizatorii accepta implicit, termenii de utilizare descrisi in continuare. In cazul in care nu sunt de acord cu termenii si conditiile impuse, Utilizatorii trebuie sa inceteze accesarea acestui serviciu.


Descrierea serviciilor

Prin intermediul sectiunilor sale, site-ul ofera Utilizatorilor informatii cu privire la activitatea Institutului National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania „Elie Wiesel”: activitati de cercetare privind Holocaustul din Romania, programe cultural-educative si de conservare a memoriei Holocaustului.

Ce este un serviciu electronic ?

In cadrul siteului, un serviciu electronic reprezinta o resursa oferita prin Internet cu scopul de a imbunatati procesul de comunicare dintre cetateni si INSHR-EW.

Exista doua tipuri de servicii electronice oferite de

•         servicii de informare, care asigura cetatenilor, presei sau altor factori interesati acces usor si eficient la informatii, facilitand consultarea documentelor emise de catre Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania „Elie Wiesel” ;

•         servicii de comunicare interactiva („Contact”) care permit un mai bun contact cu cetatenii, cu societatea civila si cu alti factori interesati, folosind mecanisme de tip feedback, cu scopul de a imbunatati serviciile si activitatile Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania „Elie Wiesel”.


Neangajarea raspunderii

INSHR-EW intretine acest site pentru a inlesni accesul public la informatii privind activitatile sale. Administratorul depune eforturi pentru ca aceste informatii sa fie corecte si oferite la timp. La semnalarea eventualelor erori, Administratorul va incerca in cel mai scurt timp, corectarea acestora.

Informatia oferita:

•         este exclusiv de natura generala;

•         nu este in mod obligatoriu atotcuprinzatoare, completa, corecta sau actualizata;

•         poate contine legaturi web spre alte site-uri aspura continutului carora INSHR-EW nu detine nici un control si pentru care nu isi asuma nici o responsabilitate.

Un document disponibil pe site nu reproduce in mod obligatoriu textul unui document oficial.

Numai documentele si actele normative publicate pe hartie de catre organele abilitate sunt considerate autentice.

Administratorul nu isi asuma nici o raspundere in cazul in care anumite informatii sunt furnizate cu intarziere, sunt pierdute, sterse sau nu pot fi stocate pe serverele noastre din orice motive.

De asemenea, nu isi asuma nici o raspundere pentru consecintele care pot aparea datorita intarzierii, pierderii sau inexactitatii informatiilor publicate sau existente pe site.

Utilizatorii vor folosi informatiile furnizate in cadrul site-ului pe propria raspundere, iar in cazul unei daune generate de utilizarea serviciilor sau informatiilor furnizate, Utilizatorii accepta ca Administratorul va fi absolvit de orice raspundere.

Notiunea de neangajare a raspunderii nu se rasfrange si asupra obligatiei INSHR-EW de a respecta legislatia in vigoare si nu poate exclude obligatiile INSHR-EW impuse de lege.


Reguli generale

Administratorul siteului declara urmatoarele:

•         va depune toate eforturile rezonabile pentru realizarea scopului siteului;

•         va depune toate eforturile (din punct de vedere tehnic sau de alta natura) pentru functionarea in bune conditii a siteului; cu toate acestea, pot exista intreruperi in functionare, sau imposibilitati de accesare de catre Utilizatori, pe o perioada nedeterminata de timp, din orice motive;

•         pe masura aparitiei unor situatii noi de orice natura ce impun acest lucru, Administratorul poate modifica conditiile si termenii de utilizare.

Este posibil ca site-ul web sau informatiile afisate sa contina link-uri catre alte site-uri sau/si formulare sau servicii gestionate de terte persoane.

Prezenta Politica de Confidentialitate nu include practicile si politicile acestor terte persoane relationate cu serviciile sau site-urile respective. INSHR-EW nu controleaza site-urile respective si/sau formularele tertelor persoane. Utilizatorul va trebui sa consulte si sa verifice politica de confidentialitate a acelor site-uri/servicii, inainte de a le accesa sau utiliza.

In general, datele solicitate prin intermediul formularelor disponibile pe site sunt obligatorii si necesare pentru ca utilizatorul sa poata accesa si/sau utiliza serviciile la care se refera formularul in cauza ca de exemplu,  pentru solutionarea  cererilor, petitiilor, sugestiilor si a reclamatiilor, inclusiv prin intermediul unor terte persoane juridice.  Formularul poate indica, dupa caz, doar unele date ca fiind optionale.

In cazul in care nu sunt furnizate toate datele considerate ca obligatorii si necesare, INSHR-EW va putea, in anumite cazuri, sa suspende accesul la utilizarea serviciului in cauza sau sa nu dea curs solicitarii neconforme realizate de catre Utilizator.


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