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Zoltán Tófalvi

ZOLTÁN TÓFALVI (Korond, 1944), historian, writer, journalist and television editor. His research focuses on Transylvanian and Romanian echoes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, as well as on popular ceramics of the Szekler Land. He is the author of eleven monographs and several hundred articles published in Hungary, the United States, Sweden, Germany and Romania. He has been awarded several distinctions, including the prize of the Hungarian Journalists’ Association in Romania (1997) and that of the periodical Székelyföld (2002). Tófalvi has published three thick volumes on the so-called high treason trials” mounted in Romania after the fall of the56 Revolution; the fourth volume is to appear soon.


21 March 2018
"At most prisons in Romania today, convicts are greeted by four-story set of bunks in the cell, one for each prisoner. Back in the day, a single bunk would be shared by two or even three inmates. As an example to illustrate the crowded conditions, Baron István Bánffy, sentenced to 15 years […], achieved some popularity owing to his prosthetic leg, shackled just like a real leg – which he had lost due to an injury suffered in the Second World War."
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