Andreea Medar | Aiud
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This series of works is about the communist oppression from the Aiud prison.  This prison was mostly used by the communist state in the beginnings of 1941, where 3,000 inmates were brought: students, high school students, intellectuals, workers,  peasants, officers, etc. Besides the thousands of anonymous people imprisoned in Aiud, they brought many intellectuals and poets such as Gyr and Vasile Voiculescu, philosophers as Petre Mircea Vulcănescu Ţuţea, teachers as G. Manu, priests as Dumitru Stăniloaie, Galeriu, Calcium-Dumitreasa, Adrian Făgeţeanu, Justin Pîrvu, Dimitrie Bejan, Arsenie Papacioc, and 240 generals of the Elite Romanian Army.

Thus began the terror of Aiud.  Many of these prisoners died a few years later and their bodies were thrown into the river. Others had to be released over the years due to the pressure of the western world, yet falling hopelessly into another big prison, the communist Romania. After the definitive communist power  was installed in Romania in the spring of 1948,  Aiud began the brutal extermination regime of those who were considered “enemies of the people”. They encountered humiliation, cold, hunger and torture.

Credit photos: Dragoș Jivan