Following the success of its first donation campaign in 2019, the History Channel announced on Friday that it will be making a new donation of history books to 25 high schools in 13 counties in Romania. This year’s donation will begin on October 25, marking the centenary of the birth of King Michael of Romania.
The beneficiary high schools are from the counties of Alba, Argeș, Bacău, Bistrița Năsăud, Brașov, Constanța, Dâmbovița, Ialomița, Iași, Mehedinți, Neamț, Olt and Teleorman. By the end of the campaign, an estimated 16,000 students and their teachers will have access to some of the most recent titles in Romanian and European history.
The online bookstore Libris.ro and Save The Children Romania are supporting the History Channel in this campaign.
“The last time we donated books to Romanian schools, we included a quote from respected Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga:“ A person who does not know his story is like a child who does not know his parents. This time we want to pay homage to King Michael, whose impact not only on the history of Romania but also on the history of Europe must be remembered and celebrated. In his famous speech to Parliament 10 years ago, King Michael said: future without respecting our past. ”We hope that young people in Romania boldly look to the future while remembering and appreciating the path for them by the brave predecessors, like King Michael, “said Izabella Wiley, SVP, General Manager A + E Networks EEC.
The books are intended as an auxiliary aid for grade 11 and 12 students. According to a press release, the profile of the books is contemporary Romanian and European history, with an emphasis on the historical influence of King Michael and the Romanian royal family in the country’s recent history.
“Each high school will receive a set of representative historical books signed, among others, by renowned Romanian historians as well as internationally renowned writers. To promote the diversity of voices in the research of history, 9 of the 26 selected titles are written by women historians, while 4 other titles underline the role of women in the history of Romania, including historians Ruxandra Cesereanu, Diana Mandache, Tatiana Niculescu and Mihaela Simina ”, reads the press release.
A new documentary on King Michael of Romania will premiere on the History Channel on October 24 at 9:00 p.m. EET, marking the 100th anniversary of the monarch’s birth.
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