What I learned from Romanians at the Conference…
They suffered terribly under Communism and still have wounds of the soul. Not even scars yet – still open wounds. The older generation still cannot talk about it and the younger ones don’t know how to ask. They were tortured and killed for having any book on anthroposophy in the house; often not enough food and constant fear. Can you imagine living in fear of that, or knowing what has happened to your loved one and trying to live with it? Terrible psychological wounds. 25 years later they haven’t forgotten it but don’t dwell in misery.
They celebrate their freedom and at the same time are aware that the population was so accustomed to the government doing and controlling everything they don’t know how to take initiative and make things better for themselves.
I have made some friends here and am so glad I came.