Beti – She was so pure and gentle, so pure and good, you thought she was an angel come down among us

I remember a young girl – a frail, 17-year-old teenager who was arrested and held for a year by the Security Service, only to be sentenced to 12 years of hard labour and 5 years of civil servitude – just like me. She was called, so beautifully, Elisabeta Crâng… We prisoners used to call her that: Drink… She was so clean and gentle, so pure and good-natured, that you thought she was an angel descended among us. Sometimes, when we had to work in the crochet workshop, she would sit in a corner, take her wood, which we would weave […]

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