Vasile Stoica (1889 – 1959)
September 3, 2019
Tuesday, 3rd of September 2019, at the National Museum of Romanian Literature “Mihail Kogălniceanu” from Chișinău, took place the opening of the exhibition “Vasile Stoica (1889-1959)”.
The exhibition was organized by the Făgăraș County Museum, the Foundation “Ștefadina” and the Romanian Cultural Institute. The initiator and the curator of this exhibition: Ph.D. professor Ioan Opriș.
At the opening of the exhibition was present the Romanian ambassador in the Republic of Moldova, the academician Valeriu Matei, director of the Romanian Cultural Institut from Chișinău, academician Tudor Sbârnea, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Moldova and the president of the National Commissions of Museums from the Republic of Moldova, Vasile Malenețchi, director of the National Museum for Romanian Literature, dr. habil. Liliana Condraticova, General Secretary of the Republic of Moldova Academy, dr. habil. Elena Ploșniță, Secretary of the National Committee ICOM, dr. habil. Tudor Stăvilă, National Institute of the Cultural Patrimony Chișinău, researchers, curators from the great museums in the capital of the Republic of Moldova.
On behalf of the organizers was present Ph.D. professor Ioan Opriș. Vasile Stoica belongs to the Generation of the Great Union, his contributions for its fulfillment placing him among its most representatives.
Trained in the Transylvanian schools worthy of being served by the enlightened teachers, through the support of the “Gojdu” Foundation, he established himself as a leader, during his university studies in Budapest being elected president of the “Petru Maior” Association. When Romania entered the war, he enlisted voluntarily, and the Royal proclamations for the army and nation were written by him; he fought on the war front on the Olt Valley and the river Argeș, being wounded twice. The fourth decade crowned the diplomatic career of the patriot Vasile Stoica, by sending him as a Romanian minister in Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Turkey; in the aforementioned role, he promoted the national interests, advocating for the bilateral relations based on reciprocity and informing, as a fine analyst, the evolution on the international political scene. Imprisoned and convicted in 1948 for an illegal attempt of leaving the country, released after 7 years, he is convicted again, in 1958 to 10 years in the correctional prison for “hostile attitude”, anti-government.
He died at Jilava prison (27th of June 1959).