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May 23, 2022

Writer Rodion Markovits’ house to be turned into museum

The 160 year old house located at Ghertea Mica, where Jewish origin writer Rodion Markovits used to live will be bought by the county authorities and turned into a museum of the Judaism of Northern Transylvania, Agerpres informs. The director of the Satu Mare based County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture (CJCPCT) Felician Pop told that the great writer whose works were translated in 17 languages, during the interwar times will be commemorated on August 27 at 65 years since he passed away, and a commemorative plaque will be attached to the house where he used to live, and talks will start viewing the acquisition of this building. ‘We want to commemorate a great writer who wrote beautiful things about Satu Mare. (…) Rodion Markovits is a good example, he was a Jewish writer who wrote about the Romanians. In his stories, the reader can find an extraordinary cohesion, and his works are also documents of Hassidic wisdom, a fabulous description of the world of the Town,’ stressed Pop. Rodion Markovits was born at Gherta Mica, in 1884 and he unexpectedly died, while asleep, in 1948. ‘His masterpiece novel Siberian Garrison, written in 1927 depicts the life during the World War I, and it was a successful work of the interwar times, and it was translated into 17 languages. We have to capitalize this cultural heritage,’ Felician Pop concluded.

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