Gheorghe Arsenescu

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Gheorghe Arsenescu (May 31, 1907 – February 29, 1962) was a Romanian army officer who led an anti-communist resistance movement in post-World War II Romania. He was born in Câmpulung.

Colonel Arsenescu, together with a fellow army officer, Toma Arnăuţoiu, formed a group named "Haiducii Muscelului" (Romanian for "The Outlaws from Muscel").[1] Arsenescu's resistance group operated out of the Southern Făgăraş Mountains. He was captured by the Securitate in 1961 and executed in 1962 at Jilava Prison. A notable member of Arsenescu's resistance movement was Elisabeta Rizea, who was captured by the Securitate at the same time as he was.[2]


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