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Diplomatul Dumitru Iuraşcu - un fiu al Galaţiului
The diplomat Dumitru Iuraşcu - a son of Galaţi

Author(s): Neculai Iuraşcu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul de Istorie „Paul Păltănea” Galaţi
Keywords: biography; Dumitru Iuraşcu; diplomat; Galaţi; family history

Summary/Abstract: The article presents several reference points from Dumitru Iuraşcu’s life and activity. Dumitru Iuraşcu descended from a noble Moldavian family, his family name being signaled from as early as the end of the XIV-th century and being a constitutive part of several toponyms from the Upper Country. He was born in Galaţi, in 1890, and he graduated from „Vasile Alecsandri” High School. His studies of Law and Political Sciences, pursued in Paris, opened his way towards an uninterrupted diplomatic career, which stretched along 34 years, between 1913 and 1947. He started with the position of legacy attaché and ended being a plenipotentiary ministry of Romania in Norway and Portugal. His profession, both through the missions to foreign countries and through the activities from the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs from Bucharest, allowed him to encounter a number of personalities and to learn about the mentalities and habits from different parts of the world. Apart from the official reports, his ease in writing and his passion for writing allowed him to put in written, sometimes even on a daily basis, his own experiences and the events he witnessed. Apart from his travel notes, his other recollections or the stories heard from his close ones during childhood were also put into written. In spite of his ease in writing, his modesty prevented Dumitru Iuraşcu from making his notes known, even among the close ones. Moreover, their publication was not easy during his days. The rediscovery of his manuscripts prompts us to attempt an edition of them, even if after so long, hence revealing his life and beliefs, which characterize him as a good Romanian.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 87-98
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian