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Adam Kuper, Editor of Current Anthroplogy
Department of Human Sciences
UB8 3PH England
Now is the time to act
SOS SOS SOS
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The Plight of Romania
villages are threatened with extinction owing
to the areal resettlement plan which Ceausescu is about to
carry out. He want every second village demolished whatever
nationality lives there. Churches, graveyards, architectural
and historical monuments, old houses and modern homes with
complete intallation will be destroyed. Villagers will be re-
settled into"apartment houses' which are still to be built.
In Apahida the finished ten-story houses have no running
water. The excuse is to grow agricultural products in place
of the destroyed villages.
cruel plan is to be carried out first in the
Kalotaszeg region along the highway leading into Romania.
These Hungarian villages are especially famous for their
beautiful architecture and fine folk art. A strong feeling
of identity is typical of the people, who, however, have
friendly contacts with their Romanian neighbors.
Transylvania is a land of many nationalities.
Romanians, Hungarians, Germans /"Saxons"/ have been
peacefully living together for centuries. Transylvania
was the first to proclaim the plurality of religions and
nations already in 1567. As part of the Hungarian kingdom,
it had a history of its own. The Principality of Transylva-
nia was not occupied by the Turks as the centre of Hungary
was, so many of its historical monuments were preserved.
Only after World War I. was Transylvania joined to
Two million Hungarians live in Romania, they are
the largest national minority in Europe, but today many
Hungarians, Germans and also Romanians wish to flee from
their imperilled native country. A demonstration in Buda-
pest on June 27th, 1988, carried a banner with English text:
SAVE OUR SETTLEMENTS SOS SOS SOS
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