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THE EMERGENCE OF THE ROMANIAN PROFESSIONAL CLASS (2) – BUZAU: 1912 – 1948

November 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Diary, PEOPLE

THE EMERGENCE OF THE ROMANIAN PROFESSIONAL CLASS – BUZAU: 1912 – 1948
On 24 Jul 1917, by Royal Decree, published in the official newspaper “Romania” nr 169, of the Royal Romanian Army’s General HQ at Iasi: Captain V.Z.Livovschi was, “Granted the Order of the Crown of Romania with swords (Coroana Romaniei cu Spade), with the grade of Knight (Cavaler) to Pharmacist Captain (Reserve) Vicentiu Zenovie Livovschi, for the Evacuation of the Military Hospital nr 3, for having frustrated the enemy from capturing several trains laden with wounded soldiers and equipment, from the city of Brasov, in September 1916” (N.B. it refers to the evacuation from Brasov of 3,000 wounded soldiers and medical equipment during a single night, when the Romanian troops withdrew from Transylvania in the wake of German advance)

On the Moldavian front Livovschi who spoke Russian, was a liaison officer with the Imperial Russian Armies Command, a task for which he was awarded by Czar Nicholas II the Order of St Stanislas.

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THE EMERGENCE OF THE ROMANIAN PROFESSIONAL CLASS (1)

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments · PEOPLE, Uncategorized

With the occupation of the Soviet armies in 1944 and sudden imposition of a new (communist) order those professionals who resisted the change, who run liberal professions (in Pharmacy, medicine, law, finance or other businesses) and did not join the Communist Party were at best expropriated, or marginalised without means of survival or simply sent to prison camps of hard labour, digging the Danube-Black sea canal, harvesting reeds in the Danube Delta or as political prisoners in the Carpathians copper mines. From 1949 a fast track for “reliable” replacements was set up for people with no previous college education to “qualify” as engineers, leaders of Industry or hospitals following a few months of “intensive” education (…).

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WWII Fighter Pilot Aurelian Livovschi (1902 – 1941), Posthumous Gold Cross War Medal, ‘Virtutea Aeronautica de Razboi’

February 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · PEOPLE

Sixty years after the end of WWII the memory of Romanian airmen who fought to preserve the territorial integrity of their country is yet to be honoured in a manner which is done by all civilized European nations.

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Pilot Erou Aurelian Livovschi (1902 – 1941), Crucea de Aur, Virtutea Aeronautica de Razboi

January 28th, 2010 · No Comments · PEOPLE

Pilot Aurelian Livovschi (1902-1941) was honoured posthumously by HM King Michael I of Romania with the Gold cross of the Order “Virtutea Aeronautica de Razboi” for completing in difficult circumstances 31 missions over enemy territory between July 1940 and September 1941, as a member of the Romanian Royal Airforce, elite 5th Group, Squadron 78 (Heinkel III nr 18).

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