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Ruxandra Cesereanu, Comunism şi represiune. Istoria tematică a unui fratricid naţional (Iaşi: Polirom, 2006).


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 141-143
No. of Pages: 3
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Summary/Abstract: REVIEW: The publishing house Polirom has focused two of its editorial programs on the recent history of Romania and, consequently, Ruxandra Cesereanu’s fits well into this editorial policy. Moreover, Cesereanu’s work is, in a certain sense, a reflection of everything that has been written about communism in Romania so far. The coordinator of the work confesses: “this volume presents and scans the nucleuses specific for the Communism manifestation and repression in Romania.” The themes tackled on this work envisage: the context of the development of communism in the 1940s, the collectivization, the penitentiary system, the security, the deportation, the torture and the persecution of the regime’s opponents and dissidents, the censorship, the social anticommunist movements from 1977 and 1987, the church during the communism, the personality cult.
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Consiliul Naţional pentru Studierea Arhivelor Securităţii, “Partiturile” Securităţii. Directive, ordine, instrucţiuni (Bucureşti:Nemira, 2007)


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 153-155
No. of Pages: 3
Keywords: , , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: REVIEW: The score” of the Securitate. Directives, dispositions, instructions (1947-1987) is booked on the list of the works concerning the Securitate, published by the Romanian Council for Studying the Securitate Archives (CNSAS). This time, Silviu B. Moldovan, Cristina Anisescu and Mirela Matiu offer us the texts of some directives, dispositions and instructions, “texts of repression”, which justified the actions of the dominant group (Securitate agents, militiamen, party activists, investigators, public prosecutors, and, at the inferior limit, informers) and ideologically confirmed the indissoluble connection between the communist Party and the Securitate. All documents presented in this volume have had a secret and internal character, they have been addressed to the Securitate cadres with the aim to instruct them and to create the conditions which to make the repression possible.
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Between East and West: Poland, 1980-1981


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 105-132
No. of Pages: 28
Keywords: , , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: The Second World War geopolitically divided the European continent into a democratic and free Western Europe and an oppressed and ideologically controlled Eastern Europe. The events of 1980-1981 have positioned Poland between East and West, considering the unfolding of the events (not a free protest, but not an immediate violent repression either), the emergence of an organized civil society based on the alliance between intellectuals, workers, and the church (far from the meaning of Western Europe, but unlike the homogenous, controlled society of Eastern Socialism), or the outcome (not a democratic regime, but not a Communist one-party system either).
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