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Forms of Repression within Communist Regimes

In the interval 12-14 July 2007, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania organised the international symposium Forms of Repression within Communist Regimes in Făgăraş – Sâmbăta de Sus, Braşov County. The IICCR’s co-partners in the event were the “Negru Vodă” Cultural Foundation of Făgăraş, the “Brâncoveanu” Monastery of Sâmbăta de Sus, […]

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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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What does Communism mean to me? – The Awards Ceremony

On 1 June 2007 the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania awarded the finalists of the essay and graphic arts contest entitled What does Communism mean to me?. From the 500 graphic works enlisted in the Drawing and Graphic Arts Section of the contest, 150 were selected in order to be displayed […]

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Gulag and Holocaust in Romanian Conscience

During 24-27 May 2007, Phantasma, the Research Centre of the Imaginary in Cluj, organised the symposium Gulag and Holocaust in Romanian Conscience, which represented a national premiere among similar cultural events. For the first time, the two horrors of the 20th century, approached in relation to Romanian experience, were being analysed and discussed upon jointly, […]

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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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