The Horrors of Growing up in Communist Romania

Nicolae Ceausescu, chairman of the Romanian Communist Party. (Photo: Keystone Pictures USA/Zuma Press/Newscom)

As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceauscescu’s vicious Communist regime in Romania, I spent my entire life searching for the truth. 

When I finally found truth in the pages of a forbidden book in Romania—I accepted the divine call to defend other followers of Christ against unjust persecution in an otherwise ungodly land. For this, I was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself. 

The following is an excerpt from my book,”Saving My Assassin.” It is the story of how I helped expose the appalling secret that would ultimately lead to the demise of Ceauscescu’s evil empire in Romania: 

During the totalitarian regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, the most brutal and repressive regime—even by Soviet bloc standards—Communist Romania was a land of lies.

Simply put, Ceausescu turned my native country into a prison land.

Religion was tolerated only to keep up outside appearances, and internal dissidence was not permitted.  

Ceausescu’s goal was to demolish the churches to make room for his palace—his early temple.        

Declaring himself a god, he decreed that he had brought about the “golden era,” and every citizen was required to agree with him.

If you did not, you would face the full wrath of Ceausescu’s secret police, the Securitate, one of the most ubiquitous and brutal secret police forces in the world.

Simply put, Ceausescu turned my native country into a prison land.

Not only were we not free to confront the lies of the despotic regime, but we lived in a constant state of anxiety and mistrust, as anyone could easily and often arbitrarily denounce a neighbor, classmate, or family member for making “antigovernment” statements.

The best way to avoid punishment, I learned early on, was to remain silent and blend in.

Unfortunately, I did not blend in. And for that, I was punished.

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