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„Necropola roșie” din Parcul Carol I. Scurt istoric
„The Red Necropolis” in Charles Park. A short history

Author(s): Mihai Burcea
Subject(s): History, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: communism; nomenklatura; memorial sites; personality cult; state funeral practices;

Summary/Abstract: In the late 1950s, the Romanian communist leaders decided to build a necropolis for the remains of prominent figures of the socialist and communist movement. The study focuses on the institutions that coordinated the construction of the monument, the origins of the building materials, the managing staff of the site, the well-known political activists who were buried there. The sources used vary from official archival files of the era, press articles, and testimonies given, after the fall of the regime, by those directly involved in managing the memorial site.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2021
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 182-206
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Romanian