Do Not Avenge Us


I am currently translating the book: Do Not Avenge Us: Testimonials about the Suffering of Romanians in Bessarabia (Sa nu ne razbunati: Marturii despre suferintele romanilor din Basarabia). Reflection Publishing has agreed to publish the book. It is the publishing house that also published Aspazia Otel Petrescu’s With Christ in Prison

Do Not Avenge Us is written by survivors of deportations. The writers were children when the Bolsheviks took entire families, loaded them in trains as if they were cattle, and shipped them to Siberia. The trip took weeks. Whoever survived it had to go through famine and terribly cold weather, having no support.
From time to time, I will write here passages from the book. It is a painful book, but also a testimony to beauty. The translation is not final.
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About Tavi's Corner

Blogging on ancient philosophy, communist persecution in Romania (including deportation to Siberia), and Orthodox Christianity. I've translated books from Romanian to English, and I also write about them from time to time.
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