Confiscation of Eginald Schlattner's Manuscripts by the Securitate
During 1957, Eginald Schlattner was subject of searches by the Securitate, which confiscated several manuscripts, letters and books. Some of the letters and manuscripts, in particular the story “Gediegenes Erz” (Solid ore), were used by the secret police as evidence of his alleged “subversive” literary activity. The Securitate officers argued that although “Gediegenes Erz” followed the formal rules of realist socialism, its ideological content was “counter-revolutionary” because it described the “mobilisation” of Saxon youth in Transylvania in order to preserve their cultural identity. After his release from prison in 1959, Eginald Schlattner received back the material confiscated by the Securitate, including this story.
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- Petrescu, Cristina
- Pintilescu, Corneliu
Schlattner, Eginald Norbert, interview by Pintilescu, Corneliu, April 28, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection