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Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania

Roland Clark


Founded in 1927, Romania's Legion of the Archangel Michael was one of Europe's largest and longest-lived fascist social movements. This book approaches Romanian fascism by asking what membership in the Legion meant to young Romanian men and women. Viewing fascism “from below,” as a social category that had practical consequences for those who embraced it, the book shows how the personal significance of fascism emerged out of Legionaries' interactions with each other, the state, other political parties, families and friends, and fascist groups abroad. Official repression, fascist spectacle, and ... More

Keywords: fascism, Romania, nationalist movements, Romanian Orthodox Church, antisemitism, fascist ideology, state violence, Legion of the Archangel Michael

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453687
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Clark, author
Assistant Professor of Modern European History, Eastern Connecticut State University