Comrade Baron: A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy (Paperback)

Comrade Baron: A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy By Jaap Scholten Cover Image
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In the darkness of the early morning of 3 March 1949, practically all of the Transylvanian aristocracy were arrested in their beds and loaded into lorries. Under the terror of Gheorghiu-Dej and later Ceau escu the aristocracy led a double life: during the day they worked in quarries, steelworks and carpenters yards; in the evening they secretly gathered and maintained the rituals of an older world. To record this episode of recent history, Jaap Scholten travelled extensively in Romania and Hungary and sought out the few remaining aristocrats who survived communism and met the youngest generation of the once distinguished aristocracy to talk about the restitution of assets and about the future.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781943596027
ISBN-10: 1943596026
Publisher: Helena History Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 404
Language: English