For them, our belief in God was what kept us from transforming.
Nicolae Purcărea was born December 13th, 1923 in Braşov. He was arrested three times: in 1942, in March 1945 and on June 1st, 1949. He was a runaway and a member of an armed resistance group that operated in the mountains. He was sentenced to 7 years and was a detainee in the prisons of Craiova, Piteşti, Poarta Albă, Peninsula, Jilava, Gherla, Codlea. After he was set free on May 29th, 1956, he received house arrest for 2 years in a village from the Bărăgan Plain. He was again arrested on September 12th, 1958 and kept behind bars until July 29th, 1964. He was one of the victims of the „Piteşti phenomenon“. He learned how to sculpt while in prison and is currently a traditional wood sculptor.