Ion Antonescu

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Ion Antonescu
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Ion Antonescu
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
September 4, 1940 – August 23, 1944
Preceded byIon Gigurtu
Succeeded byConstantin Sănătescu
Conducător of Romania
In office
September 6, 1940 – August 23, 1944
Preceded byCarol II (as king of Romania)
Succeeded byNone
Personal details
Born
Ion Victor Antonescu

June 15, 1882
Piteşti, Romania
DiedJune 1, 1946(1946-06-01) (aged 63)
Jilava, Romania
NationalityRomanian
Political partyNone, formally allied with the Iron Guard
Spouse(s)Raşela Mendel (div.)
Maria Antonescu
ProfessionSoldier
Military service
RankField Marshal

Ion Antonescu (15 June 1882 ; Piteşti,Romania– 1 June 1946 ; Jilava,Romania ; later Socialist Republic of Romania in 1947) was the fascist prime minister of Romania and a Romanian Nazi from 4 September 1940 to 23 August 23 1944. After the war he was tried and executed by firing squad for war crimes ordered by Joseph Stalin in 1946 who turned Romania into the Socialist Republic of Romania in 1947 along with Poland,Czechoslovakia,East Germany,Hungary,Bulgaria . He was executed in 1946 just a year after Adolf Hitler the Führer of Nazi Germany died,and after Benito Mussolini the Duce of Fascism in Italy died and Admiral Miklós Horthy the leader of the Kingdom of Hungary who was exiled to Portugal in 1948 . In 1945 the British,French,and Americans who defeated Nazi Germany and Italy in Western Europe while the Soviet’s defeated Bulgaria, Romania,Hungary and Nazi Germany in Eastern Europe both occupied Germany and Europe which Stalin turned Eastern Europe into the Eastern Bloc while Harry S. Truman and Clement Attlee turned Western Europe into the Western Bloc . Today Ion Antonescu is forgotten since 1946 .