Marius Oprea

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Marius Oprea

Marius Oprea (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmari.us ˈopre̯a]; born 1964) is a Romanian historian (specialized in recent history), poet and essayist.

Born in Târgovişte, he studied history at the University of Bucharest and he has a PhD with a thesis on the role and evolution of the Communist-era secret police, the Securitate between 1948 and 1964 (Rolul şi evoluţia Securităţii, 1948-1964). Oprea currently works as a journalist and researcher at the Romanian Institute of Recent History (IRIR). He also serves as the president of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania[1]

He made his debut as a poet in the collective volume Pauza de respiraţie ("Pause for Breathing"), together with Simona Popescu, Caius Dobrescu, and Andrei Bodiu.

Marius Oprea lives with his family in Braşov.

Published volumes[edit]

  • Banalitatea răului ("The Platitude of Evil")
  • O istorie a Securităţii în documente ("A History of the Securitate through Documents")
  • Securiştii partidului ("The Party's Securitate Members")
  • Serviciul de cadre al PCR ca poliţie politică ("The Personnel Office of the Romanian Communist Party as a Political Police"; coauthors: Nicolae Videnie, Ioana Cirstocea, Andreea Năstase, Stejărel Olaru)
  • Ziua care nu se uită. 15 noiembrie 1987, Braşov ("A Day That Cannot Be Forgotten. 15 November, Braşov"; coauthor Stejărel Olaru)
  • Solo de trambulină ("Trampoline Solo", poems)
  • Moştenitorii Securităţii ("Heirs to the Securitate")
  • Chipul morţii: dialog cu Vladimir Bukovski despre natura comunismului ("The Face of Death: a Dialogue with Vladimir Bukovsky about the Nature of Communism", 2006)
  • Bastionul cruzimii: o istorie a Securităţii, 2008)
  • Sase feluri de a muri ("Six ways of dying", 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania website, Marius Oprea, Dec 2009

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