FAITH vs. THE STATE: Surviving Communism in Romania
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies will be sponsoring a talk by Virginia Prodan, author of Saving My Assassin. Virginia is an international human rights attorney and an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom. She was exiled from Romania in 1988 and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceaușescu’s brutal communist regime, Virginia discovered her faith in Christianity. For standing by her convictions, she was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceaușescu himself. How Virginia not only managed to defeat her enemies time and again, but also helped expose the appalling secret that would help lead to the demise of Ceaușescu’s evil empire is one of the most extraordinary stories ever told.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC
Please RSVP at http://go.gwu.edu/prodan
This event is on the record. Lunch will be provided.