His father died when he was 7, he went to school two years that failed to learn to read and write. Theft of scrap iron and coal is a common phenomenon in poor communities in the Jiu Valley, a form of social protection for people who could not have social integration by restricting industrial activity.
The systematization program, which placed plants and factories throughout the countryside to equalize living standards was the main idea of Ceausescu’s regime. The worker was a symbol of the socialist philosophy; this image has lost much of its shape during the deindustrialization campaign.
After the switch to a market economy in 1990, Romania’s industrialised areas have rapidly changed. Most of the factories, mines and the connected industries were closed, leaving whole communities jobless. This led to serious social problems and to a collective form of depression.