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Masacrul de la Sibiu din decembrie 1989
December 1989. Sibiu’ Massacre

Author(s): Cristian Troncotă
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; 1989 Revolution; Repression; Securitate,

Summary/Abstract: In the period between 21 and 31 of December 1989 in the martyr city of Sibiu there were registered more than 102 victims, among which 25 were officers and noncommissioned officers of the Militia, two employees of the Securitate, 4 military representatives from the Ministry of National Defense (three of them have shot one another) and almost 300 wounded persons, a lot of material and cultural loses which could not be evaluated and an undetermined number of people traumatized for the rest of their lives. Numerous buildings in the city have been destroyed, some of them being attacked with heavy military equipment under the accusation that they were hiding terrorists. It is not hard to imagine how a city were the army has used shootings looked like. In ten days not less than two million sleeves and missiles of all kinds have been used in this context. The events that took place in December 1989 in Sibiu demonstrate in the most convincing way that the repression against the population, the diversions, the massacres and acts of terrorism were not done by the Securitate officers.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2014
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 108-120
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian