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In memoriam

This website, dedicated to the hero Liviu Corneliu Babes, is created to keep and make available, for the ones who are interested, informations about his life, his work and his sacrifice, about the way the posterity perceives and treasures him.

After a quarter of a century

Today, after 25 years since the Liviu Babes’ sacrifice, the historical period of time that separates us from his supreme act of protest and freedom, from the day of Thursday, the 2nd of March 1989, clarifies the fact that he was the first european citizen who conquered freedom in the revolutionary ‘89 of the 20th century, the year when The Iron Curtain collapsed and the people from the Center and Estearn Europe broke the chains of communist totalitarianism.
Despite the fact that Romania was the last state – in the haunting 1989 – where the outraged population got out on the streets asking for release from the cuffs of a tragical and painful past, still was the country where this premonitory act of all the tumultuous events of this historic period of time happened through the option, the will and the sacrifice of this romanian man, this artist, this man who assumed his attitude against the dictatorial system, this man that revealed the truth and claimed The Freedom.
Liviu Corneliu Babes was the first eliberated citizen of the 1989 and the first one that gave the signal of the entire romanian people liberation. He was The Pheonix Of The Carpathian Mountains.

Brasov, Thursday, February 20th 2014

To the memory of a solitary hero

This website, dedicated to the hero Liviu Corneliu Babes, is created to keep and make available, for the ones who are interested, informations about his life, his work and his sacrifice, about the way the posterity perceives and treasures him.
Babes’ self-distruction, that took place on the path “Bradul” in the touristic resort “Poiana Brasov”, in the 2nd of March, 1989, happened in a moment of Ceausescu’s system extreme toughness, in a moment of european communist dictatorship’s twilight.
This fact, by happening between the workers’ from Brasov Revolt in November 15th 1987 and The Romanian Revolution in December 1989, represents the continuity element of these two historical events that determinated the abolition of the communism.
Whitout Babes’s self-assumed sacrifice, the ‘87 Brasov Revolt risked to remain isolated in the consciousness of his contemporaries as an unrepeatable event and insufficient removal of skepticism, fear and generalized cowardness that characterized those years.
Liviu Babes put his own life in history cymbal to tilt the collective consciousness balance to the sense of responsibility, courage and deliberated action.
Symmetrically placed in time between the two historical events, Babes has focused the uprising Brasov flame to send it with the intensity of the supreme sacrifice to the entire country.
This site, although proposing an exhaustive approach to the Liviu Babes phenomenon, begins with a limited number of sections and documents, according to the autor’s posibilities and intentions. That should facilitate hero’s posterity virtual interaction, collaboration of his concitizens, organizations and Romanian state institutions to complete the documentation and the reflection of his act.

Brasov, Monday, February 26th, 2007
Gheorghe Iosif

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