Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” al Academiei Române, din Craiova;
Based on the new found documents from Dolj National Archives, the study portrays the preoccupation shown by the civil and military authorities from Craiova, on addressing the protection of the citizen’s life against the air raids that occurred in 1944.
With great financial efforts and in extremely harsh conditions, the local authorities (the Town Hall, the Army), along with different institutions and companies, managed to build strongholds and shelters made of concrete, capable to resist the bombing. Unfortunately, in some cases, the construction works ended only in the fall of 1944, when the air raids had stopped, and the passive defence of Craiova become the responsibility of the Red Army, which had occupied the city.
Air raids, Craiova, strongholds, concrete-made shelters, World War II