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28 June 1940

Romania’s territorial losses

Shortly after the beginning of the Second World War, Greater Romania which had been created in 1918 through the effort of the entire Romanian nation, fell apart. Between June and September 1940, following the annexation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina by the USSR, Northern Transylvania by Hungary and Cadrilater by Bulgaria, Romania had lost over a third of its surface area and its total population, and was rendered economically disorganised and considerably weakened at the political and military levels.

10 April 1940

April 1940: Katyn massacre

22 June 1941

22 June: With the invasion of the Soviet Union, Hitler starts the racist war of extermination for ‘Lebensraum’ in the East