The Legacy of the Communist Nationalization

We’ve written about the Communist Nationalization before. The confiscation of private property more than 60 years ago by the Communist authorities still has a very painful legacy today, as the folks from the “Bucharest Housing Stories” project show in this 3-episode documentary. A toxic mix of confusing legislation, corruption, neglect, and administrative indolence still creates many social tensions today, as squatters occupy abandoned property (episode 1), owners reclaim their houses (episode 2), and tenants are evicted on the streets (episode 3).

Watch the 3 episodes with English subtitles below, and join one of our upcoming walking tours of Communism to witness more experiences like these:




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