Romania marks the Holocaust Day on Tuesday. October 9 is the day when back in 1941 Jews started being deported from South Bukovina, a region under the Romanian administration.

According to Rador press agency, Romanian President Traian Basescu will deliver honors on Tuesday to several members of the Jewish Federation Community from Romania, survivors of the Holocaust.

Local authorities are also inaugurating the National Institute Library for Holocaust Studies, which is due to host an annual international meeting called “From anti-Semitism to the Holocaust in Romania”

The Holocaust day was marked officially for the first time in Romania three years ago. The day has been set by a governmental decree at the proposal of the International Committee for Holocaust Studies in Romania, lead by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Between 200,000 and 400,000 Jews died in the Romanian Holocaust.