“When they arrested me I was 48 years old. I didn’t know what the pain of mouth was. When I returned home I had only two teeth in my mouth...”
Lobonţ Lazar was born on April 8, 1913 in the village Ghelari, Hunedoara County, Romania. He was arrested on June 23, 1958 and sentenced to hard labor for life for the crime of armed insurrection. His sentence was later commuted to 25 years of forced labor. At his arrest he was working at Hunedoara Steel Enterprise. During detention his wife divorced him because of the pressure exercised by state authorities on her. He was released on April 18, 1964. After release he remarried his wife.