9781841022215   Product Code: 93478
State surveillance did not begin in Romania with the establishment of the Communist regime in 1945: before the Second World War, a powerful secret police, the Siguranta, spied on its citizens. This remarkable book breathes life into the archives of the sinister organization nicknamed 'Auntie Varvara'. Illustrated with the powerful work of the Romanian artist Cristian Tarba and historic photographs, it illuminates the Siguranta's surreal activities and charts the struggle of the illegal Communist underground. No jacket.