Monthly Archives: January 2015

"We had no food"

This fragment from Do Not Avenge Us is written by Tamara Oala Plesca, from whom I posted before. The family was in Siberia, after they were deported by the Bolsheviks. Left with no food and no means to provide for themselves, … Continue reading

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Life before WWII in one village of Bessarabia

A few weeks ago, I posted a fragment from Ion Moraru’s testimony about his own suffering after the Soviet occupation of Bessarabia. This is a fragment in which he describes life before WWII. It is the description of a peaceful … Continue reading

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The Drama of a family

This is a short fragment from Tamara Oala Plesca’s testimony. She was deported with her family to Siberia in June 1941, when she was only 5 years old. The Soviets were already experts in concentration camps for “the enemies of … Continue reading

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The Apple With Scent from Home

A while ago, I posted this story from Do Not Avenge Us. It is one of Margareta Cemârtan-Spânu’s memories from Siberia, where she was deported with her family. The apple from the story was an icon. As an icon makes the … Continue reading

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A new poem

In a previous note, I posted a poem written by Galina Baranovski Sapovalova’s mother (A poem from Siberia). This one is written by Galina Baranovski Sapovalova herself. As the previous one, it is rather a cry coming from despair. Mrs. … Continue reading

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