Posted January 16th, 2013 at 06:28 AM bySpatar (A blog on Romanian history)
I am posting my second article on organizations in Communist Romania trying to deal with those who were seen as more powerful and more serious: trade unions and the Front of Socialist Democracy and Unity
1) Trade unions were a sort of necessary evil for the Communists. Normally they would have been dismantled but a party that was presenting itself as the vanguard of the working class could not really eliminate them. Thus the trade unions were given the role of “transmission belt” of...
Posted December 20th, 2012 at 05:23 AM bySpatar (A blog on Romanian history)
Updated December 20th, 2012 at 05:41 AM bySpatar
One aspect of the life under communism was really annoying. You had to be member in at least one organization from cradle (almost) to grave. Literally every citizen had to be enrolled in some organization and endure it.
As my posts are about the life in Romania, I will tell about the experiences there.
1) I was lucky enough not to be member in the organization known under the ridiculous name “The Country’s Falcons” (or Hawks?, beats me) where all the kids of age of 4...
Posted April 6th, 2012 at 06:59 AM bySpatar (A blog on Romanian history)
There are many discussions in the Forum about the Communist times about different aspects of life under the regime or about the policies of the regime. I decided start a series of post under the blog about how the Communism was seen from inside, more specifically life under Ceausescu in Romania. There are enough materials on the web about the history of different regimes but I think the personal experiences are also valuable. The time is flying and I think the direct testimonies must be there in...
Posted December 29th, 2011 at 04:31 AM bySpatar (A blog on Romanian history)
„I am nothing but a man taken by the people of the country, bitter and oppressed by the robbers to be their organizer in their endeavour of seeking justice.” (Tudor Vladimirescu)
When I was a 9 years old child the history of my people taught is school was a series of stories about great heroes. Some heroes and their stories were really cool (like the ones about Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula), other were plain dull (the ones about the underground Communists especially...