Online Seminar #11: Unwilling Witnesses. Women, Former Political Detainees, and the Memory of Communism in Romania
At the 11th PoSoCoMeS seminar on 2 May 2022, at 5.30 pm (CET), Ionuț Biliuță discusses aspects of the memory of post-communist resistance with Claudia-Florentina Dobre within the context of the book under discussion: Unwilling Witnesses. Women, Former Political Detainees, and the Memory of Communism in Romania.
The book tells the story of seven women, former political detainees during communism in Romania.The stories of these women are told from the perspective of the present, dominated by the anti-communist paradigm, and through the lens of unwilling witnesses of difficult historical times. The book analyses the post-communist social frameworks of memory in order to understand what was at stake in promoting the memory of communism in Romania both from a witness and societal perspective.