Saving churches of any rite in Romania under Soviet military occupation – Tudor R. POPESCU

SAVING CHURCHES OF ANY RITE IN ROMANIA UNDER SOVIET MILITARY OCCUPATION

Romanian edition. Original title: SALVAREA BISERICILOR DE ORICE RIT DIN ROMANIA SUB OCUPATIA MILITARA SOVIETICA

Tudor R. POPESCU

LUMENCopyright © 2009 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 188          LANGUAGE: Romanian

ISBN: 978-973-166-175-9

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Description:

This work represents a significant page in the history of our tried people, who were born Christians, lived Christian lives and endured with serenity and dignity, all the harsh trials of destiny. During World War II, an atheist state at the head of the largest army – illo tempore – held all countries under military occupation, from the Pacific Ocean to beyond Berlin, to the French border. Among the first measures taken by this great political power was to ban religious freedom, in order to abolish the national identity of the respective countries. To this end, a case of the Soviet Power was issued in all these countries, with the precise order to confiscate ecclesiastical property of any kind, and the religious places to be demolished, or transformed and used for completely different purposes (stables, circuses, warehouses, etc.). (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • social, political and military history
  • collective memory
  • anthropology

Author: Editura LUMEN