These are some of the 1,500 documents on Carmen's family that are held in the Securitate (the Romanian secret police) archives. They are published with the permission of her family and appear in the appendix of Burying the Typewriter.
Andronic was the code name that the secret
police used for her father. The Securitate
was on his tail even before Carmen was
A photo of Carmen's father, which she thinks
may have been taken from his driving license.
Images of the letterboxes where Carmen's
parents posted anti-communist propaganda.
This legal document states that Carmen's
father, Ion, should be imprisoned for ten
years, being denied all rights for six years.
The typewriter is unearthed from its burial place in the white container by the Securitate. The notes observe that it is "an 'Erika' model ... made in the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany)."