|Born||October 2, 1935|
Mana village, Kingdom of Romania
|Died||March 25, 2020 (aged 84)|
|Occupation||Writer and dissident|
|Period||1966 to 2020|
Paul Goma (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈpa.ul ˈɡoma]; October 2, 1935 – March 25, 2020) was a Romanian-Moldovan writer and political critic. He was known for his activities as a dissident and leading opponent of the communist regime before 1989. After 2000, Goma has expressed opinions on World War II, the Holocaust in Romania and the Jews, claims which have led to widespread criticism for antisemitism.
On March 18, 2020, Goma was hospitalized in Paris after being infected with COVID-19. He died on March 25, 2020 from the infection, aged 84.
Honours[change | change source]
- "Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France), 1986
- Writers' Union of Moldova's Prize for Prose, March, 1992.
- Writers' Union of Romania's Prize for Prose, May 25, 1992.
- "Honorary Citizen" by the Municipal Council of Timişoara, January 30, 2007.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Gabriel Andreescu, in (in Romanian) "Goma şi tema antisemitismului" Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, Ziua, February 17, 2005
- ↑ "Combating Holocaust Deniers and Protecting Jewish Memory". Anti-Semitism in Romania: 2002 Report. The Romanian Jewish Community. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- ↑ Scriitorul Paul Goma, ucis de coronavirus. Disidentul a murit într-un spital din Paris (in Romanian)
Other websites[change | change source]
- (in Romanian) Paul Goma's site with downloadable recent writings Archived 2011-11-27 at the Wayback Machine