The Memories of Terror. Essays on Recent Histories

Edited by Mihaela Gligor, CEEOL Press, Frankfurt, 2021, 266 pp., ISBN: 978-3-946993-88-9 (print); ISBN: 978-3-946993-87-2 (e-book)


  • Raluca Lazarovici Vereș Babeș Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca



Shoah, Terror, Holocaust survivor, memory studies, Trauma


Mihaela Gligor's volume, Memories of Terror. Essays on Recent Histories (CEEOL, Frankfurt, 2021, 266 pp.) brings into light once again the theme of memory and memories in the aftermath of the Shoah. The seven chapters of different authors, all women, Mihaela Gligor, Sonia Catrina, Eugenia Mihalcea, Olga Ștefan, Katharina Friedla, Tuvia Friling and Arleen Ionescu present new cases, new life stories and situations thoroughly analyzed with scientific, sophisticated and interdisciplinary tools. The volume is a collection of rare points of view about the Time of Terror and the Time of Remembrance, the Before and the After. The studies mostly based on authentic documents and first hand scientific bibliography represents a treasure of thought and research on the theme. The original and sharp views of the authors refreshes the historiography of what seems to be a very generous if not an ever self-regenerating subject of the Time of Remembrance, to be endlessly kept as such in order to prevent another Time of Terror. It also represents the true answer to the initially expressed question “What should we do to keep their memory alive?”

Author Biography

Raluca Lazarovici Vereș, Babeș Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Raluca Lazarovici Vereș is a PhD candidate in History at the University Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and an independent researcher. She is also a PhD in Romanistica from the University of Turin, Italy. Her fields of studies are interdisciplinary: Romanian History and Literature during the Communist regime in Romania, the Italian minority in Romania from modern times till present, the history of Jewish presence un Romania, from modern times to the Shoah and the after Shoah period in the Romanian teritories, including Bessarabia. She works as a scientific translator and coordinates the editorial series Historia and Biblioteca R&R at Ratio and Revelatio Publishing House, Oradea, Romania, whose founder and editorial director she is. She is also a foreign correspondent for Kadmos Journal of Middle European Studies (ICM – Institute of Middle European Cultural Encounters in Gorizia (Italy).




How to Cite

Vereș, Raluca Lazarovici. 2021. “The Memories of Terror. Essays on Recent Histories: Edited by Mihaela Gligor, CEEOL Press, Frankfurt, 2021, 266 pp., ISBN: 978-3-946993-88-9 (print); ISBN: 978-3-946993-87-2 (e-Book)”. S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. 8 (3):98-102.