Timișoara is a medium sized city in western-most Romania, which, over the centuries, has passed from Roman to Hungarian rule and, subsequently, to Ottoman, Austro-Hapsburg, and Hungarian rule again. At the end of the First World War, revised borders placed Timișoara in Romania.
This history gave Timișoara a remarkably multinational and multi-religious character, part of which came from its Jewish population. As far back as any one knows, there have been Jews living in Timișoara. [Read more…]