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A Györgyfalvi Menekültek Közművelődési Egyesülete
Cultural Association for Refugees from Györgyfalva

Records of Csekefalvi Tamás Béláné. A Source Edition

Author(s): János Hermán M.
Subject(s): History of Church(es), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: Reformed church life in Southern Transylvania 1940–1944; demographic statistics of Györgyfalva; popular traditions of Györgyfalva; refugees during World War II in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca;

Summary/Abstract: Mrs. Csekefalvi Tamás Béláné recorded some valuable data concerning the pastoral care of hundreds of Reformed and Catholic people who became refugees in 1940, when they left their village Györgyfalva and fled to the nearby city of Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca. This Christian lady was also involved in cultural and social work which she pursued together with others, and so she organised the “Cultural Association for Refugees from Györgyfalva”. The Association took up the education and cultural entertainment of the younger refugees, and the high standards of these activities were also applied to the cultivation of the rich traditions of the people of village Györgyfalva. The committee members – a list of their names was preserved –, helped the refugees to find work, and assisted those sent to court-martial to gain back their freedom. During the communist era in Romania it was not possible to share these stories of personal or communal suffering.

  • Issue Year: 111/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 79-89
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian