The Traditional Culture Service Brasov organized an innovative exhibition in the lounge of the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Centre– ‘The story of some families from Tara Fagarasului’ to rebuild by photography, but also by other old documents, the life of some families in Fagaras from locality Lisa and the neighbouring villages, Pojorta and Breaza.
The dowry book
The project includes photo collages, original documents, the most interesting being: the dowry book from1868, passport from 1931, insurance card from 1935, and also personal objects belonging to family members whose history is recomposed. The public was curious to find out the history of families Ciungara, Ganea, Negrea, Hasu, Gazdacu and Carje and followed three important episodes – the migration of the inhabitants from Fagaras in America at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, their contribution to the Great Union in 1918 and the Anti-Communist Resistance in Fagaras Mountains.
The inhabitants from Fagaras who ran away in America
‘The migration of the inhabitants from Fagaras is registered in the Hungarian statistics beginning with 1899. More than 9,000 people from Tara Fagarasului emigrated in America during 1899-1913. The causes of this ample social movement were, as shown by Alexandru Barbat in his work ‘The economic development of Tara Oltului’, ‘the poor natural environment and the population overload’ declared Adrian Valusescu, the head of the Traditional Culture Department Brasov.
The anti-communist resistance
In the exhibition, there is a series of documents, photos and historical data relevant for the contribution of the inhabitants of the village to the Great Union in 1918.
Regarding the Anti-communist Resistance in Fagaras Mountains (1948-1957, one of the longest resistances in Romania), the history of Hasu family – brothers Andrei and Gheorghe and their sister, Victoria is relevant.