Author(s): Adrian Brişcă, Cristina Diac
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; Communism; political leadership; Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej; Anton Golimbiovschi; anti-Soviet/Communist resistence.
Summary/Abstract: Gheorghe Gheorghiu’s ascent to the highest levels of the Romanian state and of the Romanian Communist Party took place in a context of historical fracture. Dej was a child with a precarious education, then an apprentice in different towns, more or less industrialised, and later a union leader fascinated by the Communist ideas. He was senteced ten years in prison for his political beliefs. The first leader of the Communist Romania, the “Olimpus”of the Communist power, Dej was characterized as „a great statesman” in his times of glory. Anton Golimbiovschi was nothing but un ordinary man. He was a peasant from historical Bucovina, who went, on a compulsory basis, to fight in WWII with the Romanian Army. He was injured and sent again in battle field. In 1944, Golimbiovschi was granted a leave of absence to visit his family. Unfortunately, his wife and two daughters have been deported by the Soviet occupation troops. Immediately, the soldier joined anti-Soviet/Communist local resistence, lead by Vladimir Macoveiciuc and Ion Vatamaniuc. Few months later, he was captured and sent to forced labour camps in USSR. In 1955, he was released and returned home.
- Issue Year: XV/2007
- Issue No: 3-4
- Page Range: 252- 258
- Page Count: 7
- Language: Romanian