AUTHOR: Mihaela DAMIAN
PEOPLE FROM GALAȚI IN SERVICE OF THE BOLTCHEVICK REVOLUTION
Danubius, XXXV, Galaţi, 2017, pp. 73-94.
The article deals with the events that took place during WWI, more exactly in the period comprised between the second half of 1917 and the first half of 1918, in Odessa and in other towns from Southern Russia. These places, at that time, sheltered a considerable number of institutions and persons from Romania. For the Romanians refugees from those places, the outburst of the Bolchevik revolution had unfortunate consequences. In the context of the anarchy that engulfed the whole territory of Russia, the Romanians became victims of acts of theft and terror. Among the persecutors, there were also other Romanian nationals, members of the Odessa branch of the Action Committee of the Social Democratic Party. Some members of this Committee originated from the town of Galaţi; they had been radicalized and had started to serve the interests of revolutionary Russia. Their actions are presented and analyzed in the present paper.