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Mon, Jul 06


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Valentin Hurduc's Clandestine Printing Machine

The makeshift printing installation which produced 20,000 anti-communist manifestos

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Valentin Hurduc's Clandestine Printing Machine
Valentin Hurduc's Clandestine Printing Machine

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Jul 06, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT

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About The Event

As our historical saga continues, we now turn our attention to the makeshift printing installation, devised and operated clandestinely, on which anti-communist opponent Valentin Hurduc produced and distributed no less than 20,000 manifestos in an admirable act of courage and protest against the inhuman system patronized by Nicolae Ceaușescu. Text by historians Cristina Păiușan-Nuică and Oana Ilie. Video presentation by Cristina Păiușan-Nuică.

Watch and read on our FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE and WEBSITE from Monday, July 6, 2 p.m. EDT (or anytime later).

Historian CRISTINA PĂIUȘAN-NIUCĂ is currently a researcher at the National History Museum of Romania and throughout her career was the editor of numerous publications such as Historia (2005-2009), History and Civilization (2009-2013) and Historical Magazine (2013-2016). She has curated many national and international exhibitions opened in Asgabat, Turkmenistan (2017), Toledo, Spain (2018) and London, UK (Când?);  Dr. Păiușan-Nuică is the editorial secretary of the National Museum Magazine and recently co-authored Orașele Unirii. Chișinău, Cernăuți, Alba Iulia, București / The cities of the Union. Chisinew, Chernivtsi, Alba Iulia, Bucharest (2018); Basarabia. 100 de ani de la unirea cu România / Bessarabia. 100 Years since the Union with Romania (2019); Epoca Ceaușescu în piesele Muzeului Național de Artă Contemporană / The Ceaușescu Era in the Works of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (2019).

Historian OANA ILIE is a researcher at the National History Museum of Romania and the head of its History Departament. Dr. Ilie is specialized in the contemporary history of Romania and is the author of Propaganda Politică. Tipologii și arii de manifestare (1945-1958) /  Political Propaganda. Typologies and Areas of Manifestation (1945 - 1958); Cealaltă față a comuniștilor /  The Other Face of the Communists; Gheorghe Cristescu Plăpumarul. Primul secretar general al P.C.R. / Gheorghe Cristescu-Plăpumarul, the First General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party. Oana Ilie is the editor and coordinator of many exhibition catalogs and collection booklets and has curated major international exhibitions like "Treasures of Romania", presented in China (2016) and "Origins of Europe", opened in Belgium (2019). She also coordinates the online project Imago Romaniae.

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