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Jurnale intime feminine din timpul ocupaţiei germane în Bucureşti (1916-1918)
Intimate feminine journals during the German occupation in Bucharest

Author(s): Elena Claudia Anca
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: diary; First World War; occupation; collaborationism; Elisabeta Odobescu; Pia Alimăneştianu; Martha Bibescu

Summary/Abstract: Women’s diaries written during the occupation are an evidence of the difficulties experienced by persons in the occupied territories, drawing attention to the term "home front". Many women remained in the occupied territories while husbands and brothers were away at the front and faced with all kind of abuses: requisitions, checks and arrests. The occupation regime is a complex situation involving moral and ethical judgments and choices with consequences for the dignity and integrity of individuals. German occupation in Romania during World War I divided public opinion into two camps: with or against the occupiers and allegations of collaboration have been a stigma that has long pursued those who were suspected of collaboration with the enemy. This paper analyzes three diaries written during the German occupation in Bucharest by women of Romanian nobility: Elisabeta Odobescu, Pia Alimăneştianu and Martha Bibescu.

  • Issue Year: 13/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 7-22
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian