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The Exhibition “The Danube-Black Sea Canal: A Planned Cemetery”

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evenimente_ex_afis lowresThe exhibition, which opened in 2010, on the sixtieth anniversary of the commencement of the Canal, presents the history of an act of mass murder: the destruction of the non-regimented elites of Romanian society – collectively vilified as “the bourgeoisie” – whether cultural, political, religious, or military, and the peasantry and workers. Legislatively, this death sentence was put in practice by Decree No. 6 of 14 January 1950, whereby “all those who endanger or attempt to endanger the socialist order” were to be sent to labour units. In other words, without an arrest warrant or trial, all those who were, in theory, supposed to be adversaries of the regime, by the mere fact of their existence, were incarcerated.
Curator: Romulus Rusan

Exhibition created with the support of the AFDPR, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Constanţa County Service of the National Archives




4 March-6 April 2010, Centre for Recreational Activities and Innovation, Bucharest
5-11 May 2010, Central School, Bucharest
13 May-13 June 2010, Memorial to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance,
5-19 October 2010, Mining Museum, Petroşani
26 October-12 November 2010, House of the Mureşeni, Braşov
19 November 2010-15 January 2011, Teleorman County Museum, Alexandria
28 January-11 February 2011, “Teohari Antonescu” Museum, Giurgiu
28 March 2013, Dialog Gallery of Sector 2 City Hall, Bucharest
7 October-3 November 2013, Recsk Memorial, Hungary
12-24 decembrie 2013, Sibiu City Hall
27 mai-30 iunie 2014, Art and History Museum, Zalău