„A Brother in the Right Place” – Or How the Kith and Kin Upset Romanian-Hungarian Relations. „The Camil Manuilă Affair” Cover Image
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„Un frate la locul potrivit” – sau cum o legătură de rudenie a avut implicaţii în relaţiile româno-maghiare. „Cazul Camil Manuilă”
„A Brother in the Right Place” – Or How the Kith and Kin Upset Romanian-Hungarian Relations. „The Camil Manuilă Affair”

Author(s): Lucian Leustean
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: Romanian-Hungarian relations; interwar period; kith and kin; prisoners’ exchanges; genealogy

Summary/Abstract: The new Hungary, as a part of the new Europe established after the first world war, was being an unsatisfied state, which tended to hate its former citizens of non-Hungarian descent who were being citizens of newly created and enlarged states, neighbors of Hungary. This hatred manifested itself in various forms, including the arrest of the „faithless” former citizens who were passing across the country in their way to Wien or other destinations in Central or Western Europe. Some of those unlucky people were detained for many months or years, finally being subjects of prisoners’ exchanges. A name within the first list of exchanged detainees attracted our interest, Camil Manuilă, because another Manuilă – Sabin – was a prominent scientist (demographer and statistician) in the interwar Romania. We have wondered if the two were relatives and what was the significance of that family name within the Greater Romania. The answers helped us to realize why Camil Manuilă was the first political prisoner exchanged between Romania and Hungary in 1921.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 56+58
  • Page Range: 265-276
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian