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Sighet Museum: Room 79 – Workers movements in the Jiu Valley and Braşov

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Sala 79Workers’ movements from the Jiu Valley (1977) and Braşov (1987) represented at their time a protest against the command economy and cult of the individual provided by the privileged communist officials, but also a proof that the communist party was contested even by the working class, in the name of which the it pretended it was governing.

 

After the resistance of intellectual and peasant leaders was crushed in the 50’-60’, in the following decades even the opposition of the workers was crushed, although ultimately, the regime’s failure to take note of these warnings led to the collapse of state communism, in December 1989.