24 juillet 2014

Memorial to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance in Bucharest

On 9th May this year, a permanent exhibition, 'Memory as a form of justice' of the Sighet Memorial to the Victims of Communism, opened in Bucharest. To many, it is unthinkable that there was nothing here in the capital to serve the purpose of memory and education for such a period in Romania's history up until now, but thanks once again to the dedication of Ana Blandiana and Romulus Rusan, it is finally here.  The Sighet Memorial in Sighetul Marmatiei, northern Maramures, was established in 1997 as a reminder of the crimes... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:59 - Permalien [#]

03 juillet 2014

Anni-Lorei Mainka - goodbye but never farewell

(Photo source) It was with enormous sadness that I learned this morning of poet Anni-Lorei Mainka's passing - and I still cannot believe it. It is impossible to say that 'she died', because people like Anni-Lorei never do. Her enormous heart, immense compassion and empathy for every living thing, her humour and her courage will remain always and her timeless poetry, ever present, all-embracing, will outlive us all. I never had the honour of meeting her in person. We became friends via Facebook several years ago - and it was as if I... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:27 - Permalien [#]