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Unseen Faces. The Repression against Goma Movement

Author(s): Ana-Maria Cătănuş
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; Communism; dissidents; Goma movement.

Summary/Abstract: In spring 1977, several hundred people endorsed Paul Goma’s fight for the respect of human rights in Romania. Although it began as an individual action, the Goma movement grew after the Open Letter addressed to the Helsinki Conference was broadcasted by Radio Free Europe in February 1977. In just a few months the number of those who adhered to Goma movement amounted at 350. The signatories came from all the regions of the country and had different motivations which determined their support to Goma’s actions. For some of the adherents, signing the Open Letter was a way to denounce the abusive behaviuor of the Communist regime, but for others it was an opportunity to be granted the emigration. Althought this was not a happy choice, it represented a right that every citizen should have benefited from.

  • Issue Year: XV/2007
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 225-239
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian