Klaus Johannis, president of Romania,
The Romanian Government
The Prefecture of Harghita County
The Council of Bacau County
The council of Darmanesti, with an illegal decision of the councelers, arbitrarily decided to get in their own property the Hungarian military cemetery in Úz-völgy (Úz valley), which belongs to Csíkszentmárton, Harghita County. On the graves of the Defence Infantery Regiment Unit X. Miskolc, they put crosses, with the script: In memory of the unknown romanian soldiers.
The Hungarians from Romania respects the memory of those who were the victims od the Word War I, and II, despite the place where they are sleeping their ethernal sleep, or what nationality they have.
The Hungarians from Romania is living, working, and paying taxes here, as citizens, and enrich this country with his culture, so the act of the Council of Darmanesti is more than tribute insult. The blaspheme of our ancestor-s graves is a symbolistic message, summerising all those grievances, which-s target are the Hungarians from Romania, including their culture, history, their spiritual and material life, their national and economical existance, attacking, questioning and preventing even their existance.
It is enough!
On behalf of the Hungarian population in Romania, the historical Hungarian churches,
councils, civilians, Hungarian political organizations and by the administrative laws
we demand the following:
1. Investigation of all illegal activities done in an act of a tribute insult and proper
punishment of the offenders.
2. Immediate restoration and removal of any modifications done in an act of tribute insult .
3. Immediate and proper organization of the borders of counties and villages in order to avoid further abuses.
4. Stopping the process of history falsification and the reviling of the Hungarians.
5. A public apology to the relatives of fallen soldiers in the cemetery and to the insulted nations.
Valley of Uz,
12th of May, 2019
The Unitarian Church of Dârjiu, as beneficiary and the Civitas Foundation for Civil Society as partner launched a project together in 2015 entitled UNESCO fortified churches in Transylvania - a network for „defending” cultural heritage with open „gates” in order to facilitate access to it.
The project is funded through the PA16/RO12 Program „Conservation and Revitalization of the Cultural and Natural Heritage” – Small Grant Scheme of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, the operator of the program is the Romanian Ministry of Culture, the Management Unit of Project.
This project aims to create a metaphor based on a medieval story. A metaphor transposed into the realities of the 21st century, when we are facing the danger of the "invasions" coming from the outside or existing within us, which consciously or unconsciously are pursuing destructive goals, resulting in globalization, in the loss of the specific cultural identities and finally in the destruction of the cultural heritage of mankind and the destruction of the diversity of this cultural heritage.
The goal of this project is to create a collaborative network between the 7 fortified churches in Romania, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list (Prejmer, Viscri, Saschiz, Dârjiu, Biertan, Valea Viilor, Câlnic). One the one hand, this network wants to create the necessary conditions for the "defense" of the Saxon and Hungarian minorities’ ethnic cultural heritage and on the other hand, by applying the strategy of the ’open gates’ it facilitates the access to it and promotes this heritage, though.