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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2

Mateiaș (Brașov County): the emergence of the monument to the heroes of the First World War
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Mateiaș (Brașov County): the emergence of the monument to the heroes of the First World War

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2015


In 2014 we celebrate 100 years since the beginning of the First World War and 95 years from the founding of the Society for the Burial of the Heroes Fallen in the War (Mormintele eroilor căzuți în război). On the basis of the law and regulations of the "Cult of Heroes" Society, which was under the patronage of Queen Maria, there was decided to erect monuments, buildings, cemeteries, etc. to perpetuate the memory of the fallen in war or glorify the heroism of Romanians everywhere and at all times. Construction could be carried out by statutory committees of the "Cult of Heroes" Society and by private initiative groups established in accordance with the law.

The idea of creating a monument to the heroes in Mateias, Brasov County originated in 1936 as a result of private initiative and was embodied in the life by the "Cult of Heroes" Society in 1939. Original documents, stored for more than seven decades, tell us how this memorial - a symbol of collective sacrifice made on the "altar" of the Romanian nation - was built.

List of illustrations:
1. Announcement of the ball.
2. The monument project.
3. Monument today.



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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