Toma Ghițulescu

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Toma Ghițulescu
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Toma Petre Ghițulescu in 1964
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NationalityRomanian
Born(1902-06-29)29 June 1902
Giurgiu, Romania
Died26 October 1983(1983-10-26) (aged 81)
Sport
Sport Bobsleigh

Toma Ghițulescu (29 June 1902 26 October 1983) was a Romanian politician and Olympic bobsledder.

He was known for being an officially-rehabilitated member of the Axis-aligned World War II-era Government of Marshal Ion Antonescu. Following the Nuremberg Trials model, Ghițulescu was sentenced in 1949 for "crimes against peace" due to being part of the Antonescu administration. However, on 26 October 1998, Ghițulescu was rehabilitated by the Romanian Supreme Court. His acquittal was made possible by the briefness of his term as Undersecretary of State in the National Economy Minister (5 April to 26 May 1941) as well as the fact that he resigned before 30 June 1941, the date of the Iași pogrom. The case of Ghițulescu is however not unique, as the Romanian Supreme Court also rehabilitated Gheron Netta on 17 January 2000. Netta served as Finance Minister between 1 April and 23 August 1944, in the Third Antonescu cabinet. [1] [2]

He also competed in the four-man event at the 1928 Winter Olympics. [3]

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References

  1. Henry F. Carey, Lexington Books, 2004, Romania Since 1989: Politics, Economics, and Society, p. 75
  2. Wolfgang Benz, Brigitte Mihok, Metropol Verlag, 2009, Holocaust an der Peripherie: Judenpolitik und Judenmord in Rumänien und Transnistrien 1940-1944, pp. 204 and 207
  3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Toma Ghiţulescu Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2018.