Opposition, Repression, and Cold War: The Case of the 1956 Student Movement in Timisoara

Corina Snitar examines the student protests in Timisoara in 1956 following the Hungarian uprising of the same year. Snitar analyzes the students’ demands regarding Soviet occupation, the situation in Hungary, and insufficient student accommodations. This book shows how the Hungarian revolt was the catalyst for opposition during a time of social duress. Snitar examines the methods of repression against real and imaginary opposition to the Communist rule and shows how the fates of students were tied to the political goals of the Romanian leadership.