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The Perpetrators’ Testimonies: the Case of Alexandru Drăghici and his Associates (2017-2018)

Field of study: History

At the Plenum session of the CC of the RCP of April 1968, Alexandru Drăghici, minister of Internal Affairs and head of Securitate between 1952-1965 was identified as the main responsible for the crimes and abuses that took place in the Gheorghiu-Dej era. With this occasion, he and his associates have produced an important corpus of documents regarding the political violence in Romania. This study analyzes those narratives with the purpose of identifying the main justifications given by Drăghici and others officers of Securitate for what they
had done

Keywords: Alexandru Drăghici, narratives of political violence, Securitate, communist repression, justifications.

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