Archive for August, 2013

  • The Rise and Fall of Saxon Transylvania

    Aug 31, 13 • My Books1 Comment
    The Rise and Fall of Saxon Transylvania

    800 years ago, the first Hungarian kings invited guests from the West to develop the Transylvania they were gradually conquering. The Saxons came, worked and built in Transylvania a civilization which reached its apogee in the sixteenth century. Pandora’s Box opened wide for the Saxons after the Second World War, too. Less than 15.000 stayed in Romania. ...

  • Romanian Gypsies

    Aug 31, 13 • My BooksNo Comments
    Romanian Gypsies

    This is a story about what it’s like to be a Gypsy (Roma) in Romania. A story told by the Gypsies themselves. For their protection (and my own), the names of the places and of the characters have been changed. Over 14 hours of interviews were edited for concision and clarity. Certain regionalisms, flagrant language and grammar mistakes were straightened out here and there. ...

  • The Man They Killed on Christmas Day

    Aug 31, 13 • My BooksNo Comments
    The Man They Killed on Christmas Day

    The Life of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu: Road to Hell Paved with Good Intentions...