Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER)
The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) is an institution established in 2005 under the coordination of the Romanian Government. The initial title of this governmental structure was the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania (IICCR). The current institution is the result of the merger in November 2009 between IICCR and the National Institute for the Memory of Romanian Exile (INMER). The main purpose of IICCMER is to investigate and identify abuses and violations of human rights during the communist regime in Romania and to notify the official bodies to take action in these cases and to preserve the memory of the Romanian exile through the archiving, researching and publishing of documents related to the Romanian exile community from 1940 to 1989. IICCMER is divided into the following departments: Communist Registry Analysis Service, Romanian Exile Compartment, Education and Memory Office, Special Investigative Office, Library-Archives Division, Financial-Administrative Compartment, Human Resources Department, Secretariat-Communication Department. The management of the Institute is provided by 5 persons, who are in the positions of: chairman of the Scientific Council, executive president, vice president, general manager, and secretary general.
IICCMER hosts more than 30 archival units with a historical-documentary character, coming from personal donations and acquisitions made by the Institute. The documentary archive brings together the following personal and institutional fonds: Sanda Budiș, Mircea Carp, Lia Constantinescu, Dan Costescu, Ștefan Delureanu, George Dumitrescu, Ion Dumitru, Victor Frunză, Victor Frunză (with documents from Mira Moscovici and Vasile C. Dumitrescu), Constantin Eretescu and Sanda Golopenția, Eftimie Gherman, Ștefan Gane, Valentin Hossu-Longin, George Emil Iliescu, Vasile Iliescu, Constantin M. Mareș, Leonid Mămăligă, Fundația Iuliu Maniu (in the USA), Mihail Mărculescu, Adrian A. Niculescu, Elisabeth Păunescu, Corneliu Popescu, Teodor Laurențiu Popescu, Viorel Roman, Radu Dinu Săvulescu, Ion Solacolu, P.H. Stahl, Sanda Stolojan, Ioana Zamfirescu, Dinu Zamfirescu, and George Zăgănescu. Some of these fonds have been part of a digitisation process, in order to facilitate the access of researchers and public interested in the phenomenon of the post-war Romanian exile community. It is estimated that about 30,000 document files have been digitised, and they can be consulted online at: http://www.arhivaexilului.ro/ro/arhiva-online-a-exilului-romanesc/. IICCMER also hosts a book fonds of approximately 2,000 books at the disposal of researchers and all those interested. The book fonds contains volumes on a wide range of themes: history of ideas, theories and methods in history, universal history, history of Central and Eastern Europe, history of Romanians (modern and contemporary period), biographies, memoirs, journals, correspondence, Municipal Committee of the Romanian Communist Party in Braşov, and the Ghiță Ionescu archive. The IICCMER library is not a lending library. Books, journals and documents can only be consulted in the study room.
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- Government/State organisation
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- Opriș, Andreea Iustina