|Full Name||101 Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Alliance||Soviet Union - Minor Member Nation or Possession|
|Entry into WW2||22 Jun 1941|
|Population in 1939||2,470,000|
|Military Deaths in WW2||50,000|
|Civilian Deaths in WW2||210,000|
|- Civ Deaths from Holocaust||90,000|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn 1924, Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was established within Ukraine, with the capital situated at Balta. In 1929, the capital was moved to Tiraspol. In Jun 1940, Germany forced Romania to cede the Bessarabia and northern Bukovina regions to the Soviet Union, and in Aug 1940, parts of these newly acquired regions were combined with the existing Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic to form a new republic of the Soviet Union, named Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. In episodes similar to other nations taken into the fold of the Soviet Union, eliminations of unwanted social elements in Bessarabia and northern Bukovina took place; modern estimates put the figure of former Romanians being persecuted at about 86,000. Many of them were deported to Kazakhstan and Siberia, while others simply disappeared. In 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, Romanian troops crossed into Moldova and took back Bessarabia and northern Bukovina. The Romanians cooperated with the Germans in terms of the deportation of Jews; between 1941 and 1944, about 147,000 Jews in Moldova were sent to ghettos concentration camps; 90,000 of whom would die. After the war, Moldova deported thousands of ethnic Germans from its borders. Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic remained under Soviet control until Aug 1991 when the independent Republic of Moldova was formed.
Last Major Update: May 2013
|Events Taken Place in Moldova|
|Soviet Demands on Romania and the Second Vienna Arbitration||27 Jun 1940 - 30 Aug 1940|
|Operation Barbarossa||22 Jun 1941 - 30 Sep 1941|
Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.
Share this article with your friends:
Stay updated with WW2DB:
Visitor Submitted Comments
All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.
- » Wreck of Jantina Found (4 Jan 2022)
- » WW2DB's 17th Anniversary (29 Dec 2021)
- » Wreck of Johnston Found (8 Apr 2021)
- » See all news
- » 1,120 biographies
- » 334 events
- » 40,128 timeline entries
- » 1,178 ships
- » 340 aircraft models
- » 193 vehicle models
- » 365 weapon models
- » 123 historical documents
- » 234 facilities
- » 466 book reviews
- » 28,359 photos
- » 379 maps
Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943
Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!
Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!