The bandits of yesteryear. Ioan Ilioiu: “I had gone into battle almost a child and I was coming back from the depths of hell”

When I saw him again after a long time, I was warned before I crossed the threshold: He can’t see or hear much anymore. He no longer communicates… It’s as if he had returned to his prison programme: he prays and sits like this, in silence…”. Ana Ilioiu recalls the suffering of her husband – the last survivor of the resistance group in the Făgăraș mountains – in prison. The former prisoner ignored us from a corner of the sofa in the modest kitchen of the block of flats. On the gnawed mustard on the table – bread with margarine […]

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