Who we are?
The Center for Anti-Communist Resistance and History aims to contribute to the in-depth, comparative and interdisciplinary research of the recent history of Făgăraș County and of the anti-communist resistance in Romania. One of the aims of CRAI is to support local communities in knowing and understanding their past. This process - awkward but necessary - needs time and dialogue partners. The journey to the recent past is part of a broader process of memory restoration and identity definition. By understanding the legacy of the communist period, we better understand today's society. Discovering the traumas of that period, we can talk about their acceptance, integration and healing.
The Center for Anti-Communist History and Resistance aims to become a relevant actor at local, national and international level in academic debates related to the wider history of communism, generating content and creating models for studying recent history and presenting it to a specialized audience, but also for the general public, including in tourism projects.
CRAI will develop programs, projects and events targeting different historical and interdisciplinary themes, both correlated with the phenomenon of anti-communist resistance, and with other historical themes relevant for the Făgăraș Research Institute. We also consider educational, public policy and awareness-raising activities to bring the results of our research closer to various actors in the community, such as young people, civil society organizations, public institutions and companies.