Book Launch – Bucharest Dairy: Romania’s Journey from Darkness to Light by Ambassador Alfred Moses
October 22, 2018: We were proud and delighted to have the book launch of Ambassador Alfred Moses, Co-chairman of the International Board of Governors of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.
General (res.) Amos Yadlin, director of the Institute for National Security Studies, and Ms. Irina Nevzlin, chair of the Board of Directors of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, and President of the Nadav Foundation, as well as Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, former ambassador of Israel to the U.S.A. attended the event, which was hosted by Mr. Dan Tadmor, CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. Other distinguished guests came to honor Ambassador Alfred Moses on the occasion of his book release.
Bucharest Dairy: Romania’s Journey from Darkness to Light is an insider’s account of Romania’s emergence from communism control. In the 1970’s Alfred H. Moses was approached on the streets of Bucharest by young Jews seeking help to emigrate to Israel. This became the author’s mission until the communist regime fell in 1989. Before that Moses had met periodically with Romania’s communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, to persuade him to allow increased Jewish emigration. This experience deepened Moses’s interest in Romania—an interest that culminated in his serving as U.S. ambassador to the country from 1994 to 1997 during the Clinton administration.