I was a part of the first criminal trial organized by the Bolshevik Securitate (Romanian Political Police)
Victor Isaac was born on December 29, 1917, in the village Zlasti, Hunedoara County, Romania. He studied Philosophy and Letters at the University of Bucharest, and started a PhD with the philosopher Mircea Florian, to whom he was an assistant. Victor was arrested on either the 22nd or the 23rd of July in 1945 because his affiliation to the National Peasant Party. At this time the Communists had just taken over the government, so Victor’s trial was among the first staged by the Party. He was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy against the social order, and served it in the prisons of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Uranus, Jilava, Vacaresti and Aiud. He was released in January of 1948. Victor was arrested again on April 10, 1958, this time sentenced to hard labor for life for the crime of armed insurrection. His sentence was reduced to 25 years of hard labor, however, during another staged trial against an alleged ant-communist organization called, “White Guard.” He again served his sentence in prisons Deva, Jilava, Galati, Botosani, Aiud. Victor was released either on July 31st or August 1st of 1964. In 1972, he was acquitted of the offense of armed insurrection, and in 1976 his sentence from 1945 was expunged. Victor Isaac has since both written and published before, and especially after 1989, several studies and books of history and the history of philosophy.