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LE DESTIN DE L’HISTORIEN ET HOMME POLITIQUE SILVIU DRAGOMIR DANS LA ROUMANIE COMMUNISTE
THE FATE OF THE HISTORIAN AND POLITICIAN SILVIU DRAGOMIR IN THE COMMUNIST ROMANIA

Author(s): Sorin Sipos
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: Silviu Dragomir; Roumanie communiste; Sécurité; historien; homme politique

Summary/Abstract: The ending of the Second World War didn’t bring the Romanians the peace they wanted so much. For Silviu Dragomir, the Romanian historian deeply involved in the political life of King Carol II’s authoritarian regime, it meant the loss of his academic position and some years of detention in the communist prisons. In Romania, under various pretexts, the intellectual and academic elite suffered perhaps the worst attacks in its history from the communists. Silviu Dragomir and the other political prisoners remained imprisoned at Sighet until 5th of July 1955 when some of them were set free while others were transferred yet to other prisons. According to a phone record number 4/39374 of 9.06.1955 sent by Bucharest Penitentiaries and Concentration Camps Division to the Sighet penitentiary, it was requested that the prisoner Silviu Dragomir be immediately freed. Silviu Dragomir made a timid return to the scientific activity in 1955 when he was first a freelance and later on a researcher in ordinary at the Institute of History and Archaeology, Cluj-Napoca. These were difficult times for the professor: with almost no financial resources as his state pension had been annulled by the government, evacuated from his house on Mikó street. Fortunately his former students and collaborators had not forgotten him. Especially Constantin Daicoviciu and Andrei OŃetea used their influence to get the researcher position at the Institute for the professor and also helped him on several occasions.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 29-38
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English