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„Румънският Сибир“ в травматичните спомени на българите католици от Банат
"Romanian Siberia" in the Traumatic Memories of Bulgarian Catholics from Banat

Author(s): Marinela Mladenova
Subject(s): History, Special Historiographies:, History of Communism
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: Banat Bulgarians; deportations; Romania; Communist Regime

Summary/Abstract: The article presents some personal experiences and memories related to the deportation of Banat Bulgarian Catholics (1951-1956) in the open labor camp Baragan, Romania. These processes are related to the plans of the communist regime in Romania to deport, following the Soviet model of deportation, people living within a radius of 25 km along the border with Yugoslavia. This area is inhabited by different ethnic groups – Germans, Serbs, Bulgarians, Jews, Vlachs from Macedonia, Romanians, etc., considered "high risk factors". The publication is based on the memories of Rafael Mirchov, deported with his family when he was only 10 years old from the Banat Bulgarian village Star Beshenov to Baragan.

  • Issue Year: 31/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 11-24
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian