Book about heroes from Ungheni of Transnistria War launched at Chisinau-based museum
19:37 | 03.03.2021 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 3 March /MOLDPRES/ - A book titled, ”Eroii ungheneni nu mor niciodată” (The Heroes from Ungheni Never Die) by historian Corneliu Prepelita – the head of the Nicolae Iorga Association of Historians from Ungheni, was launched at the National Ethnography and Natural History Museum (MNEIN) today.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, the MNEIN director, Petru Vicol, said that the event had been dedicated to the Day of Memory and Gratitude, 2 March – the day of commemorating the heroes who died in the 1992 Transnistria War for the defence of Moldova’s integrity and independence and the victims of this conflict.
”The book by historian Corneliu Prepelita was printed in 2020 at a Chisinau-based publishing house, with a preface signed by university professor, PhD in history Anatol Petrencu. The book shows the events which stay at the basis of Moldova’s foundation as independent state, with the central place belonging to the tragic events which occurred on banks of Dniester,’’ Petru Vicol said.
For his part, Corneliu Prepelita said that the book comprised the biography of those 11 heroes from the Ungheni district, who had died in the Transnistria War while defending Moldova’s independence and territorial integrity.
Corneliu Prepelita was born in the Costuleni village, western Ungheni district, on 1 September 1979. He graduated from the History and Ethnography Faculty of the Ion Creanga State pedagogical University from Chisinau. Presently, he is chief specialist at the education department from the Ungheni district.
The aforementioned book has 100 pages and appeared in 1,000 copies.