The deportation of a family from Floreşti (17/18 of June 1951)
In the night of 17-18 June 1951, Elena Bobocel was informed by the head of the local militia station that she and her family would be evicted from their home and deported from Florești. The shocking news was worsened by the fact that her husband wasn’t at home, since he was on duty as a driver in Baia de Aramă. In fact, on his way back, Costică Bobocel was stopped and made to choose between his personal freedom and deportation together with his family. Without any hesitation, he chose to stay with his family and hurried back home where he found his frightened wife packing a few personal items and supplies and crying. “When I saw Costică, I couldn't stop crying. What can I say! I couldn't handle it! He told me I wasn't allowed to take anything from the house, other than the child and what was strictly necessary for the child, as well as 'A change of clothes for you, you needn't take anything else!' And then, what he might have said, what he talked about with Ilă that it wasn't really like that, or I don't know, what Ilă might have told them, that he had come to tell me: 'Can I take ...' No! I wasn't told anything! When the car arrived, he ordered the soldiers to go inside, take a bed out of the house, with everything on it, pillow, sheet, mattress, and ... to take a table, four chairs, and more ... 'Take some more, a duvet. You can also take one or two bed sheets. A blanket, I see you have many good blankets. And thick blankets, I don't know. Maybe you will need them for the girl, for the child.' Soldiers carried me out, where they also put my things,” Bobocel recalled.