Rozsa Dancs, a Hungarian teacher from Sfântu Gheorghe and later mother had no idea that she had been married to her secret service agent for almost twenty years. She escaped from this nightmare world with her eight and ten-year-old children and made their way through an Austrian refugee camp all the way to Canada. In the oppressive grip of dictatorship, she went through hell in other respects. After all, at all costs, driven by the desire to be pregnant, Rose was able to experience the joy of motherhood in two of her eight pregnancies. Her story goes far beyond her personal case: it reveals the great faults of an era, a power, a system, the suffering of an entire society.
“I gave birth to my first baby at the age of seven months in the morning in Sfântu Gheorghe,” says Rose in her book. "The little one was put in an incubator in the order and manner, and in the afternoon I noticed a nurse yelling" this kid is drowned" on the phone. I repeatedly asked if it wasn't my baby, but they pushed me down the hallway. At night, when I waited in vain to bring my little baby for breastfeeding, I found out that, yes, my child drowned in the incubator because they had forgotten it without oxygen. After two spontaneous abortions, I was able to conceive again for seven months. My healthy son was born in the evening. When I woke up in the morning under the influence of anesthetics applied to me and asked what was happening to my baby, I was given the answer that it was "still panting". It turned out that, at my husband's firm instruction, the newborn baby was not placed in an incubator but thrown into a kidney bowl, declaring it to be stillborn. He was crying there for a while in the kidney bowl until he was thrown in the trash… ”
The book document, every line is true, with Romanian abortion law in the background. "Most of my critics so far have focused only on the abortion law because, not living in Romania, they cannot imagine what is exciting now as a fictional film: that the 'sec' did not play with gloved hands and not only with László Tőkés' family. And it didn't even turn out to be the whole family horror because I wouldn't have survived, "says the author.
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