Ip massacre

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Ip massacre
Zilah 1940. szeptember 8.jpg
Hungarian troops marching in nearby Zalău, 5 days earlier
Location Ip
Date 13/14 September 1940
23:00 (CET)
Attack type
genocide (targeted killing of the local ethnic Romanians), ethnic cleansing
Weapons machine guns, rifles, revolvers, bayonets
Deaths 158 ethnic Romanians
(including a child before its birth)
Perpetrator Hungarian Army, locals, Nemzetőrség members

The Ip massacre took place in the early hours of 14 September 1940, in Ip, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania when the Hungarian Army, apparently supported by a local vigilante group, killed 158 Romanian civilians.

In 1990, a monument was erected in Ip to remember the victims, and the Romanian Armed Forces produced a film for the Romanian Television.

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  • (Romanian) Ip şi Trăznea, Atrocităţi maghiare şi acţiune diplomatică, Dr. Petre Ţurlea, ed. Enciclopedică, Bucureşti, 1996
  • (Romanian) Ardealul pământ românesc. Problema Ardealului văzută de un american, Milton G. Lehrer, ed. Vatra Românească, 1991
  • (Romanian) Urmaşii lui Atilla, Radu Theodoru, Editura Miracol, Bucureşti, 1999, ISBN 973-9315-38-0
  • (Romanian) Teroarea horthysto-fascistă în nord-vestul României (septembrie 1940 - octombrie 1944), Mihai Fătu, Mircea Muşat (coord.), Ed. Politică, Bucureşti, 1985.

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