Zoia Ceaușescu

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Zoia Ceaușescu (1981)

Zoia Ceauşescu (born March 1, 1949 in Bucharest ; † November 20, 2006 ibid) was the daughter of the Romanian dictator couple Elena and Nicolae Ceauşescu and the sister of Nicu and Valentin Ceauşescu .


Zoia Ceaușescu studied mathematics and worked from 1975 as a research assistant at the Academy of Sciences in Bucharest . In 1980 she married Mircea Oprean , a professor and engineer at the Bucharest Polytechnic University . Her field of work was functional analysis . In the 1980s she was director of the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (INCREST, Institutul pentru Creaţie Ştiinţifică şi Tehnică ).

As the daughter of the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party , like the rest of the family, she enjoyed numerous privileges. In contrast to the rest of the population, she led a luxurious life. When Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown in December 1989 in the course of the Romanian Revolution , an arrest warrant was also issued against the dictator's children. Zoia Ceaușescu was then arrested and charged with “wasting public money”. After eight months, she was released from custody. She was not allowed to return to her old job.

Her name last appeared in public when she tried to have the bodies exhumed from her parents' grave in a cemetery in Bucharest. She had always maintained that her parents were not buried there. Your thesis turned out to be wrong in 2010.

Zoia Ceaușescu was a heavy smoker and died of lung cancer in 2006 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. DNA analysis: body of ex-dictator Ceausescu identified. In: Spiegel Online . November 3, 2010, accessed March 27, 2020 .
  2. ^ Andrei Luca Popescu: Viața romanțată a familiei Ceaușescu, varianta pentru export. In: Radio Free Europe , 2019.