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Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and his Regime, Romania, 1940 -1944
Romania fielded the third-largest Axis army in the European war. A military contribution of such magnitude, coupled with the delivery of oil to the German war machine and the personal respect which Ion Antonescu enjoyed from Hitler, places Romania on a par with Italy as a principal ally of Germany. Antonescu's precise role and the policies of Romania under his direction - ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published April 12th 2006)
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The author did a good job of showing the good, the bad, and the ugly of WWII-era Romania. This book focuses on Romania's role in WWII, with an emphasis on its role in the Holocaust. Some parts of the book were hard to read because such horrible things happened. Jews living in areas previously occupied by the Soviet Union were shoved into camps, starved, and often massacred. Yet Antonescu refused to sent Jews from the more permanent areas of Romania to death camps despite Hitler's request. The au ...more
The wet dream of a nationalist Romania. A power thirsty personage Antonescu rises every time he gets a new function and is presented as a moderate. An innocent virgin in the bordello of History, Deletant says. Deletant only repeats what the extremist slogans. Sure Antonescu never sent Jews in Germany. The forgotten part is that Conducător needed the slaves for himself.