On 17 June Lucian Turcescu and I attended the launch of Sub aripa neagra a razboiului, a book signed by Herman Victorov with Mihaela Ignat and published earlier

this year by Maple Red, a small Publishing House in Toronto. The volume is a vivid testimony of life in the small Moldovan towns of Tg. Ocna and Bacau during 1940-1950, written through the eyes of a child. Centre stage is taken by Mr. Victorov’s close family, which suffered the direct effects of the Romanianization policies imposed by the Ion Antonescu dictatorship.

Mrs. Liliana Radulescu Deisel was kind enough to send me these photos.