"He attended high school in Greece, obtained his baccalaureate in Constanta, then registered in a Polytechnic (Engineering) Institute, from which he was later discreetly eased out because of his political convictions.
His father, an orthodox priest, was ‘fired’ in 1946 when Greek authorities closed down Romanian churches in Greece as a result of Ana Pauker’s suspension of the priest’s salaries, which traditionally had always been paid by the Romanian government.
Arrested in September of 1949, Bacu learned about the unmaskings in 1951 while a prisoner at Aiud, and after being transferred to Gherla prison in May 1953, he decided to begin his own investigation of the “Pitesti Phenomenon”.
He was freed in April of 1956, by decree of amnesty for foreigners, for, though a Romanian, he held a dual citizenship by virtue of having been born in Greece. Following his release, he spent three more years gathering further material for his book. Then he left the country.
In these pages, translated from the Romanian, the reader will, for the first time, have at his disposal a fairly complete account of the Bolshevik techniques of dehumanization, including some details here mentioned as delicately as possible, of which we do not like to think ... The book was written to make known what is in store for the West if it permits itself to continue to be fascinated by the song of the co-existentialist sirens. The persons selected by the Bolshevik beast for de-humanization were a clearly defined group, namely, university students. That was because in Romania, in sharp contrast to what we see in the United States today, university students were a highly respected elite, and included men who combined the vigor and ardor of youth with unsurpassed patriotism and a lucid conservatism, intellectual and religious.
So devoted were they to the memory of their leader, Codreanu, a man of noble purpose and pure religious faith, that thirty years after his death, and twenty years after the loss of their country, these dedicated followers, exiles in foreign lands, are menaced even there by the ubiquitous power of the anti-humans and the ever accelerated conquest of the Western world by its furtive enemies.
Even though the greatest proportion of students and of those who underwent unmaskings were Legionaries, one must not forget that such an experiment encompasses MAN in his totality, and that it is possible at any time and in any place. The essential ideas of this book are two-fold: the Satanism of the method used, implying total disregard for the human condition; and the impossibility of fundamental re-structurization of character, of the human essence.
The Western reader must understand that in his country too these things can happen with certainty, if apathy makes possible the inauguration of such a regime as that which caused the disaster in Romania. All they have to do is look at the so-called ‘cultural revolution’ in Mao’s China, and at the public unmaskings not of the enemies of the regime, but of that regime’s high echelon cadres. Or no one can affirm seriously that these ‘self-criticisms’ are the result of convictions that appeared overnight. We, sufferers under the Romanian regime, as administered by the Bolsheviks, know how these ‘confessions’ were extracted.
When the United States has progressed to the point reached by Romania in 1948, there will be no place on earth to which Americans can flee, and there will be no one to hear their screams."
Născut in 1925, condamnat ca legionar la ani grei de detentie, publicistul şi poetul Dumitru Bacu reuşeşte să ia calea exilului şi se stabileşte in Franta. E cunoscut in special prin tulburătoarea sa carte despre "Piteşti" (prima dezvăluire publică a monstruoasei "reeducări", apărută initial in limba română in anul 1963, la Madrid, iar in 1971 tradusă in limba engleză). Tot la Madrid publică, in Colectia "Dacoromania", două volume de versuri: "Ardealul" (1961) şi "Acolo şezum şi plânsem" (1964). Ultimul său volum, editat in 1996 la Bucureşti, este "Cântiti tră niagărşiri" - Editura Fundaţiei Culturale Ăromâne "Dimândarca Părintească", îngrijit şi postfatat de Hristu Cândroveanu.

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