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Author Scholten, Jaap, 1963- author

Title Comrade Baron : a journey through the vanishing world of the Transylvanian aristocracy / Jaap Scholten ; translated by Liz Waters
Edition First worldwide English edition
Published Budapest, Hungary : Order from Central European University Press
Reno, Nevada : Helena History Press, [2016]
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (425 pages) :) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents Note to the English edition -- Comrade Baron : introduction -- part 1. They were counted -- part 2. They were divided -- part 3. They were found wanting -- Appendix
Summary In the darkness of the early morning of 3 March 1949, practically all of the Transylvanian aristocracy were arrested in their beds and loaded into lorries. Under the terror of Gheorghiu-Dej and later Ceau escu the aristocracy led a double life: during the day they worked in quarries, steelworks and carpenters yards; in the evening they secretly gathered and maintained the rituals of an older world. To record this episode of recent history, Jaap Scholten travelled extensively in Romania and Hungary and sought out the few remaining aristocrats who survived communism and met the youngest generation of the once distinguished aristocracy to talk about the restitution of assets and about the future
Notes Translation of Kameraad Baron
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-401)
Notes Print version record
Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Romania -- Transylvania -- History.
Hungarians -- Romania -- Transylvania -- History.
Transylvania (Romania) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Waters, Liz, translator
ISBN 1943596042
Other Titles Kameraad Baron. English