Nicoleta Esinencu

Clear History


During the 1940s, on orders from Antonescu, more than 250,000 Romanian and Ukrainian Jews were killed, as well as 20,000 Sinti and Roma. And yet, in Moldova, the Romanian marshal is still celebrated as the "liberator from the Bolshevist yoke." The concentration camps that existed at the time in Transnistria have been all but banished from the public consciousness. The term "Clear History" refers to the obliteration of historical facts from the collective memory in a society that to a certain degree has been squeezed out of Europe by the EU, that is, the current Republic of Moldova, where, according to Esinencu, "obtaining Romanian citizenship has gradually developed into a profitable business. And then there is simply nobody that you can sell the Moldovan citizenship to."

Fri, 14.12.2012, after the performance

Artist Talk

Production: Theater Spălătorie Chişinău. In cooperation with the German Cultural Centre Akzente. With kind support by ERSTE Foundation and Goethe-Institute.


Director:: Nicoleta Esinencu / With:: Veaceslav Sambriş, Doriana Talmazan, Irina Vacarciuc


  • Past
    Thu 13.12.2012, 21:00 / HAU3
    Fri 14.12.2012, 19:30 / HAU3


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