Thursday, December 24, 2009

Nicolae Elena Ceausescu executed

Twenty years ago on Christmas Day Romania received a gift it would never forget. It was on that day when deposed leader Nicolae Cesusescu and his wife Elena were tried, convicted and executed.

For weeks our family had followed developments in eastern Europe when communism was collapsing. Romania was one of the last countries to throw off its shackles. When Ceausescu fled we feared that he'd receive political asylum in another country and continue to exert influence upon Romania. In the end he got what he deserved.

Merry Christmas, Romania!

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