Children and the war from memories of the Gulag survivors (II) Cover Image

Copiii și războiul în memoriile supraviețuitorilor Gulagului (II)
Children and the war from memories of the Gulag survivors (II)

Author(s): Ludmila D. Cojocaru
Subject(s): History
Published by: ArtPoligraf SRL
Keywords: childhood; sovietization; Bessarabia; the Second World War; Gulag;

Summary/Abstract: The Second World War, for the population of Romania from the east of the Prut River, began withthe annexation of 28 June 1940, based on the secret additional protocol of the Soviet-Nazi pact Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 23 August 1939. Thus, the period June 1940 – August 1944 in memory of local communities preservesmultiple traumatic memories of political repression, mass arrests and deportations, war disaster and human losseson both sides of the front, including massacre of the Jewish and Roma communities, epidemics, evacuations andmass destruction – issues sequestered to historical knowledge for a long time. This study aims to elucidate theimage of war, reflected in the childhood universe of a segment of voices marginalized by the discourse of Soviethistoriography – the cohort of „children of enemies of the people”, emerging in the first year of forced Sovietization in the Moldavian SSR. Their memoirs on the events surrounding the Second World War are an importantsource for synthetic studies on the totalitarian past, but also for researching the impact of Soviet policies on contemporary society of the Republic of Moldova.

  • Issue Year: III/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 86-101
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian