Podcast: State Secrets (Romania and the secret police archives)

BBC World Service Documentaries 2009
Part 1, 24 minutes

To what extent did communist regimes intrude into the lives of ordinary people? And how are they dealing with those transgressions now the files have been made publicly available?

Podcast: State Secrets (Romania and the secret police archives) 1 of 2 – BBC 2009

BBC World Service Documentaries 2009
Part 2, 24 minutes

It’s estimated that up to one million people were killed during communism in Eastern Europe, but there’s no clear figure for those imprisoned, persecuted or spied on. While few have been put on trial for those crimes, most countries have started to open their secret police archives and some have limited the participation of former communists and informers to public office. The whole issue of what to do about the past – forget, forgive, confront – is a live and contentious in Eastern Europe. All the countries have taken different approaches. So how successful are these different approaches? In this two part series our European affairs correspondent Oana Lungescu, one of many Romanians who looked for their own secret police files, investigates.

Podcast: State Secrets (Romania and the secret police archives) 2 of 2 – BBC 2009

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A little about me and the blog…


I'm studying archival science (include records management). My studies bring me to Bulgaria for six months.

I have been to Bulgaria on vacation but I don't know the language, Cyrillic alphabet or anybody. So I´ll be encountering many new situations and hopefully gain some insights from them. Some of it may end up on my blog. But even blogging is new to me sooo we´ll see...

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