THE ROMANIAN COLLECTIVIZATION MUSEUM
This museum was inaugurated in November 2020 and it is the first one covering the collectivization theme in Romania. The museum’s story revolves around two plans: Ioachim Bulai’s life – who was 1 year old when the collectivization started – and the scientific approach of the process. Between 1906 and 1941, certain rooms of the two houses located in the Bulai family’s courtyard were used by the authorities as a police station and a shop of the Consume Cooperative and Acquisition Centre.
At the moment, five rooms of the recent house can be visited. The entry of the museum is in the middle room, the biggest one, which was the Cooperative shop. On the right there is the room ‘Land’, offering information about the peasants’ drama, and the last room is called ‘The House’, which was the living space of the family. Other two rooms were opened for the public at the end of November 2021: ‘The Anger’ and ‘The Bread’. This assembly explains the collectivization process that took place in Romania between 1949 -1962, and also illustrates many of the aspects of the communism regime lifestyle.