Marina Chirca, the most devoted heroine of the Nucșoara partisans

Marina Chirca was born on the 18th of July 1915. Before Romania joined the First World War! She was 98 years old, but when you heard the strength in her voice, you couldn’t help but feel your mortal heart clench. It was as if the entire tragic history of this nation was contained in her voice, such was its strength. Marina Chirca remained one of Romania’s silent heroines. Toma Arnăuțoiu, the last anti-communist fighter in the Sansgaș Mountains, said of her that she was “the most devoted” of the group, and this is perhaps the finest tribute to her courage. […]

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