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Doctor Gheorghe Placinteanu


Place where the object is located
Iasi
Story of the object
In the middle of the last century, Gheorghe Plăcinţeanu had begun to assert himself in the medical world. The son of a university professor, he became a renowned orthopedic surgeon, working in several hospitals in Brasov and Bucharest.
His life would change forever in 1958, when he met Vasilica Gheorghiu, the spoiled daughter of the communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej.
The love story did not last more than a year, as Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej got involved by opposing their marriage, on the grounds that Gheorghe Plăcinţeanu's father, a doctor himself, was reposible for the death of Dej’s mother, as he did not admit her to the hospital in Bârlad, although she was ill.
As the measures taken by the security bodies to verify Plăcinţeanu and his family failed to reveal criminal facts, a file was created in which the doctor became an accomplice in a stocking smuggling. It was enough for that time. Gheorghe Plăcinţeanu was detained on August 1, 1959, at the order of Alexandru Drăghici, at a time when the young man was not in the company of his girlfriend, Lica.
The doctor received a sentence of five years of correctional imprisonment, but as this did not ensure the final removal from Lica's life, Alexandru Drăghici, on the orders of the communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, demanded the further investigation of the convict and his family. While he was imprisoned, Plăcinţeanu was staged with a politicized trial, which was handled by Lieutenant General Vasile Negrea himself.
Thus, the two Plăcinţeanu were tried for conspiracy against the social order. Although the sentence was between 5 and 10 years, the maximum sentence was applied to the two.
Gheorghe Plăcinţeanu was taken to the Râmnicu Sărat Penitentiary, where the most dangerous enemies of the regime were imprisoned, hastening his death, since he had duodenal ulcer and pulmonary TB. He had been kept cold and without food.

Source: https://www.historia.ro/sectiune/general/articol/poveste-de-dragoste-comunista-idila-dintre-printesa-rosie-fata-lui-gheorghe-gheorghiu-dej-si-amantul-ei-un-medic-chirurg-care-a-murit-in-inchisoare?fbclid=IwAR11RUB1WlTMh0GX8Y8cvNW7-gnH6GDypUdj1KQFYf2r_zIKOESHoDwIfdQ
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Born in Iași, on December 3, 1943, Plăcințeanu enrolled at the local Faculty of Medicine, choosing a professional path similar to that of his father. During World War II he took refuge in Timișoara, working at a hospital in the city, at the same time continuing his studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Sibiu. He returned to Iasi in 1947, the year he got married. After graduating, he practiced his profession in several medical units in Brașov and Bucharest, at the time of his arrest on August 13, 1958, working as a secondary doctor at a Hospital for bone surgery. The divorce of the first wife followed by the marriage of the daughter of a Jewish doctor were later used as incriminating elements by the communist regime.

Source: http://memorialulramnicusarat.ro/gheorghe-placinteanu