STASI and Securitate

My intention is to collect from now on and share on my blog every interesting article, book or other aspects which concern Romania. It will actually be everything I will discover while I am in Germany or anywhere else in the world. Of course, I will speak about subjective experiences and thoughts which tend to obsess me as well. That’s life sometimes.

Today I opened the newspaper “Die Welt” and I found an article about the relations between STASI and Securitate.

This is the on-line version and a chronicle of the book writen by Georg Herbstritt-„Entzweite Freunde. Rumänien, die Securitate und die DDR-Staatssicherheit 1950 bis 1989“ (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016. 582 S., 40 Euro). The article includes a short description of the relations between the two countries, mainly regarding the internal espionage services, starting from the end of the World War II until the era Ceauşescu, respectively Honecker.

How a Rift between STASI and Securitate was determined

There are mentioned  important writers coming from Romania, such as Herta Müller, Richard Wagner und Helmuth Frauendorfer, who mainly lived in West Berlin.

Concerning the layout and the content, I found interesting the place of the chronicle and the fact that the on-line article and the paper one have different titles, but both suggestive.

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People I met, articles I wrote

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Every article I wrote meant effort, curiosity and at least one discovery.

I met writers, teachers, scientists, workers, peasants, company directors, mothers, fathers, people who were complaining about something and so on. And I met myself, because sometimes it was difficult to know how exactly to describe a fact or to catch everything that it was relevant in a limited space. It was in my native language. In English is even more complicated. Nuances deserve always attention.

The meeting- the clash I would say-  with oneself is very difficult in these situations, because the intention is a  masterpiece and one has only one piece of information.

 

Moments in the northern part of Romania

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Last year I participated in the International Conference of Mythology and Folklore in Bucharest. The specialists there were amazed of the revival of traditions in Bucovina, the Northern Part of Romania, ancient province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. That’s not a singular phenomenon in Romania, some say. Because Bucovina is my native land, I think that there are the most interesting traditions in the world.

The photographer Traian Bodnărescu took photos of the people and little secret places from Marginea and Suceviţa and I have discussed with people, in order to understand the phenomenon. Further researches are needed in this direction.

Technical support: Alexandru Râpanu

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At Church dressed in traditional clothes

 

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On New Year’s Eve

Where is Romania?

Home. It is in the same time an important and a beautiful world. Before letting you know more about my profession and my interests, I would like to present some little secret corners from my beloved place in the world. First of all, I picked a picture which is very close to my spiritual geography.

That’s a landscape which belongs to my most beloved place in the world. It’s not the building, which has been recently built. It’s about the energy of the place and of the path itself which I know so well.

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(Foto: Andreea Alecsandrescu)

You have glanced it and you think that it can be anywhere in this world. Actually it is in Romania, in my grandparents’ village, in Suceava, the northern part of the country. And this is their house.

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(Foto: Andreea Alecsandrescu)

I have told you something about me. It is the moment to show you how exactly my homeland looks like.

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(Foto: Wikipedia)

“Home is where your heart is”

“Home is where your heart is”. (Author unknown)

Nice saying isn’t it? I really want to show that home is where your words are as well.

I have worked as a journalist in România. Then I decided to continue my studies. I have an understanding for Eastern Europe Studies and a wide field of scientific interests. I like to learn foreign languages. My work is an important part of myself. It‘ s a micro universe within an universe. This page intends to reveal my main interests and Research passions. Moreover, it intends to give you an insight into my past journalistic activities.

Journalism is for me destiny. Or, to put it otherwise, it became something which brought me closer to myself.  I met persons that I hoped to meet or whom I simply admired. What I have experienced leaved its indelible mark on my dreams and my decisions. My profession was more than a job. It was my complete understanding about society and about my position within it.