Stir and fear after being ripped off from their motherland
Romanian website Ziare.com published a documentary explaining the difficulties which had to be experienced by the Romanians from Bessarabia (now Republic of Moldova) in the former Soviet Union right after the Second World War.
At the end of the War, the Romanian Bessarabians were looking with fear at the Soviet flag waving once again on their ground. Many decided to fight against the Great Empire.
The criminal policies put in practice by the Soviet Government left a deep scar in the Bessarabians’ conscience. Along the occupation period, the coordinated relegations of the secret police sprang huge sorrow.
When the Soviet troops were heading on, a large number of Bessarabians began to leave their homeland in order to avoid entering the Communist regime again. According to some statistics, a couple of thousand of people fled to the other side of Prut River in today Romania.
On August 23, 1944, Romania officially lost Bessarabia, a significant Romanian territory, which became part of the Soviet Union. In the following years, the USSR starts building a communist conscience trying to erase any Romanian national conscience and identity. The language, the faith and the culture were the ones affected. In attempts to stop any opposition, the Communist regime applied violence to those against the running leadership.
The hostile climate could not be much tolerated and movements of opponency began. USSR found the ‘solution’ to those features which were barriers of their ‘emancipation stream’. More than 40,000 people were deported on July 5-6, 1949, meaning roughly 11,000 families, while 7,000 were peasant families. After years of hard work in Siberia, some Bessarabians returned, some survived there, while others did not.