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The Reunion of the Romanian Women from Sibiu in the Years of the First World War

Author(s): Valeria Soroştineanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Asociaţiunea Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român - ASTRA
Keywords: society; family; mentality; orphanage; hospital; emancipation;

Summary/Abstract: The Reunion of the Romanian women from the county of Sibiu was established in 1881, using as a model the Reunion from Braşov, with the main aim of developing a network of schools for girls. The fact that the dualist state entered the Great War redirected the activity of the mentioned reunion, as it found ways to support the wounded and the sick people from the military hospitals (like many other associations and reunions). The used methods were efficient both during peaceful and war times; before war there were opera and classic music performances, and then donating money for supporting a hospital. Part of the money obtained from concerts or fund raisings were donated to the Sibiu branch of the Red Cross. The members of the Reunion were actively involved as nurses, and they also contributed to help the families with wounded men during the war within the county of Sibiu. Another important activity was regarding the orphans-organizing an orphanage for boys, uniting the efforts with the Consistory of Archdiocese of Sibiu, while in Braşov the Union of Romanian Women from Hungary was about to set up an orphanage for girls. In 1918 the Reunion of Romanian Women of Sibiu continued the efforts of popularizing the need of education for women, regardless of their age in order to prepare them for a deeper understanding of the society.

  • Issue Year: II/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 55-74
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Romanian