The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile
Special investigations
Report on the archaeological campaign undertaken in the Cemetery of the Poor – Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş County

In the interval 2-4 November 2006, an archaeological research campaign took place on the site of the “Cemetery of the Poor”, a burial field situated in the outskirts of Sighetu Marmaţiei Town. The first archaeological exploration in the area took place in the interval 19-21 July 2006. The campaign of November 2006 was carried out […]

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Report regarding the exhumation of Tira Gheza from Odoreu, Satu Mare, executed by the Securitate on 16 august 1949

Following the petition of Augustin Chira, on 11 October 2007, the representatives of The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania in collaboration with the Military Prosecutor’s Office in Timisoara disinterred the mortal remains of his father Tira Gheza from the Greek Catholic cemetery in Satu Mare.

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The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania unraveled the mystery of a swift execution ordered by the Securitate in 1950

In accordance with its objectives, the IICCR started off an investigation regarding the circumstances of Iosif Orşa’s death. Iosif Orşa was a native of Glodghileşti, Burjuc commune, Hunedoara County. He was executed on 11 February 1950 by two Securitate officers, in the back of his house. Orşa was to be the godfather of a young […]

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Report on the archaeological campaign undertaken in the village of Hălmăsău, Spermezeu commune, and on the Şasa-Poieni Hill – Bistriţa-Năsăud County

On the days of 24 and 25 April 2007, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania, in collaboration with the Military Prosecutor’s Office, undertook the exhumation of the mortal remains of six males shot to death on 9 March 1950. The exhumations took place in two different locations of Bistriţa-Năsăud County. The […]

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The investigation campaign undertaken in Salcia-Insula Mare a Brăilei, 27-29 March 2007

In the interval 27-29 March 2007, a team of experts from the IICCR, together with representatives of the Military Prosecutor’s Office with the High Court of Cassation and Justice, participated in a campaign centered on identifying former labor colonies in Insula Mare a Brăilei/The Great Island of Brăila, Brăila County. As a result of the […]

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