Thursday, 19 March 2015

Day 31 : A hero

Elisabeta Rizea (28 June 1912 – 6 October 2003) was a Romanian anti-communist partisan in the Fagaras Mountain. After the Romanian Revolution, she became the symbol of the Romania's anti-communist resistance. After she was captured by the Romanian militia in 1952, she was declared "enemy of the people" and sentenced to death because she refused to give information about the other partisans.
Eventually her sentence was commuted to seven years in prison. 
During her twelve years spent in prison, she was subjected to various forms of torture.Her story became known after an interview included in the 1992 documentary Memorialul durerii.

No comments:

Post a Comment