Liviu Cornel Babeș

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Monument to Liviu Cornel Babeș

Liviu Cornel Babeș (September 10,[1] 1942 Brașov – March 2, 1989 Braşov) was a Romanian electrician and painter who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest.[2]


On March 2, 1989, Babeș set himself on fire on the Bradu ski slope at Poiana Brașov as a sign of protest against the communist regime. He left the message: „Stop Mörder! Brașov = Auschwitz". He was taken to the Brașov county hospital, where he died two hours later.

In Romania, according to Law no. 93, on June 3, 2007 Liviu Cornel Babeş was declared a hero.[3]

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  1. ^ "Liviu Cornel Babeș, brașoveanul care și-a dat foc in martie '89". 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  2. ^ Comemorare pentru Liviu Babes - eroul care si-a dat foc in 1989 pe partia de la Brasov
  3. ^ LEGE nr.93 din 3 iunie 1997 privind declararea ca erou-martir a lui Liviu Cornel Babes
  4. ^ Braşov - Str. Liviu Cornel Babeş

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