16 Years of Detention This is the first part of Alexandru Ratiu’s book, The Stolen Church. It details the abuses the communist regime committed against Greek-Catholics who were imprisoned and sent to forced labour camps, while also treated inhumanely and often brutally. February 4, 2021The ArrestAlexandru Ratiu was arrested on 29 October 1948. He spent 16 years in the communist prisons and gulags in Romania. This is the first article … February 9, 2021The PrisonsThis article is a continuation of "The Arrest", which you can read in the Project 1989 page, The Stolen Church: 16 Years of Detention. It … February 19, 2021The Forced Labour Camps"The prisoners spent three years in that labour camp. The only way to survive that was to accept that there was a higher power above … February 22, 2021Freedom“After 16 years spent in prisons and forced labour camps, with the exception of those ten months of freedom between 1955-1956, I was finally free”.