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János Dobri Collection of the Reformed Congregation of Cluj–Dâmbul Rotund

The 'Church of Hope' of the 'Dâmbul Rotund' Reformed Congregation in Cluj-Napoca


  • Cluj-Napoca Strada Corneliu Coposu 72, Romania 400000
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  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Name of collection

  • János Dobri – Collection of the Reformed Congregation from Cluj–Dâmbul Rotund

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 1000-
  • legal and/or financial documentation: 1000-
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national

Date of founding

  • 1969

Place of founding

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Author(s) of this page

  • Jánosi, Csongor


AANP – Arhiva Administraţiei Naţionale a Penitenciarelor (Archives of the National Administration of Penitentiaries): FMP – fond Fişe Matricole Penale (Penal Registration Forms Fonds), data sheets of János Dobri.

ACNSAS – Arhiva Consiliului Național pentru Studierea Arhivelor Securității (Archives of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives): I – Fond Informativ (Informative Fonds): file 211500, volumes 1–7; P – Fond Penal (Penal fonds): file 217, volume 2. and 7; file 104, volumes 1–7.

Berekméri, Árpád-Róbert. 2015. „Lesz még kikelet!”: A marosvásárhelyi magyar királyi 27. székely honvéd könnyű hadosztály a második világháborúban (1940–1945) (“Spring is yet to arrive!”- The Royal Hungarian 27th Szekler Light Division of Tîrgu-Mureș during the Second World War (1940–1945)). Marosvásárhely – Kolozsvár: Lector Kiadó – Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület.

Dávid, Gyula, ed. 2006. 1956 Erdélyben – Politikai elítéltek életrajzi adattára 1956–1965 (1956 in Transylvania – The Biographical Inventory of Political Convicts 1956–1965). Kolozsvár: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület – Polis Könyvkiadó,

Jánosi, Csongor. 2017. “A Priest’s Destiny in Transylvania during the Communist Regime. János Dobri (1914-1990).” In Histories (Un)Spoken. Survival and Social-Professional Integration in Political Prisoners' Families in Communist Central and Eastern Europe in the ’50s and ’60s, edited by Cosmin Budeancă and Dalia Báthory, 104 –128. Zürich: LIT Verlag.

Jánosi, Csongor. 2015. “Romanian Church Political Condensations. Bishop Elections in the Reformed Church Districts of Cluj and Oradea in the 1960s.” Religion – Staat – Gesellschaft. Zeitschrift für Glaubensformen und Weltanschauungen, 1–2: 271–306.

Dobri, András, interview by Jánosi, Csongor , August 23, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-18 15:00:13