Map of Ilfov county with Jilava commune highlighted
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In this commune there is an operating prison and also the Fort 13 Jilava.
Fort 13 Jilava
This prison is the site where, on November 26-27, 1940, the Iron Guard authorities of the National Legionary State killed 64 political prisoners as revenge for the previous killing of their leader Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (see Jilava Massacre); it was also here that Ion Antonescu, dictator (Conducător) of Romania during World War II, was executed for war crimes in 1946 and where on 23 October 1971 the serial killer, Ion Rîmaru was executed by firing squad. The prison also was a detention site for political prisoners after the start of Communist rule in Romania.
- ro:Penitenciarul cu regim de maximă siguranță București, article in Romanian Wiki about the prison
- Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.
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